Cheshire Chief and Cathedral constable sign agreement to work better together Date published: 7th July 2017 4.20pm

The Chief Constable of Cheshire has signed an agreement that will see the Cathedral constables work more effectively with their constabulary counter-parts.

Simon Byrne joined with Head Cathedral Constable Chris Jones at Chester Cathedral today (Friday, 7 July) to sign a memorandum of understanding to confirm their commitment to prevent and deter crime at the cathedral and its precincts.

The agreement will see the Cathedral officers more closely aligned with Cheshire Constabulary. The partnership will help them to police the vicinity more effectively and reduce anti-social behaviour.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne, of Cheshire Constabulary, said: “I am pleased to support the cathedral’s constables with the signing of this agreement in their fight against anti-social behaviour.

“It is an important day in the history of the cathedral as well as the Constabulary and we look forward to working closely with them.”

Chester Cathedral Head Constable Chris Jones, said: “Today brings Chester Cathedral Constables and Cheshire Police even closer together, working for a safer community - and I am look forward to continuing to grow our future relationships for the benefit of the cathedral and the city.”