Naomi Long pays tribute to retiring PSNI Deputy Chief Constable

Date published: 20 January 2020

Justice Minister Naomi Long has paid tribute to acting PSNI Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Martin, who today announced his retirement.

Naomi Long said: "Over a long and distinguished career in policing, Stephen Martin has made an enormous contribution to the security and safety of the Northern Ireland community.

“In his role as a senior officer, Stephen has been an eloquent advocate for the PSNI, working tirelessly and with integrity to play a crucial role in delivering a professional, high quality policing service for everyone in our society.

“We are all indebted to Stephen for the commitment he has shown over his 34-year career and I wish him well for the future.”

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