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Blair congratulates new PSNI Chief Constable

Alliance Policing Board member John Blair MLA has congratulated new PSNI Chief Constable Simon Byrne, as he takes up the role.

He will succeed George Hamilton as the PSNI’s fifth chief constable. South Antrim MLA Mr Blair said he would face many tests in the position.

“I congratulate Simon Byrne and wish him every success in the role, which will no doubt be incredibly challenging,” said Mr Blair.

“However, judging by his dedication to delivering policing for all, I am confident he can meet them – from tackling the dissident threat to increasing confidence across the community in policing, particularly in the summer months.

“I look forward to working closely with him on the Policing Board and helping him do his part in delivering a shared society for everyone in Northern Ireland.”