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And finally... Brunstrom's best [and worst] bits

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:23 UK time, Friday, 10 July 2009

Watch and listen as retiring Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom looks back on his career in North Wales - while here we take the opportunity to reflect on all those headlines he has grabbed.

The chief admits to alienating people with some of his policies. But he does not apologise, saying his job has been to make tough decisions - dealing with life and death situations.

"It's impossible to please everyone all of the time," he tells BBC Wales's Bethan Williams.
However, he does have regrets over the times he "became the story".

Just look at the headlines he has grabbed in this blog [20+] as well as all these other stories [80+] that have been written about him, his views and policies in the national press:

The mad Mullah, a Tasered sheep and a Bin Laden lookalike - Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn, 26 June 2009

Top cop spends over £3k of police funds on chair for poetry competition - The Sun, 26 June 2009

Chief Constable on hunting - Times Online, 15 May 2009

'Blobbies on the beat' - Telegraph, 10 May 2009

Brunstom's retirement an opportunity for North Wales to 'move forward' - Evening Leader, 5 May 2009

Chief makes an arrest - BBC North East Wales Weblog, 6 January 2009

Even on his day off he books a motorist! - Chief Constable's blog - 5 May, 2008

Business bosses should lead like Brunstrom - Guardian, 1 May 2008

The shocking picture that shows police will do ANYTHING to hide speed cameras from unsuspecting motorists - Daily Mail, 31 March 2008

Richard and Judy back the Chief on drugs legalisation - Transform Drugs Policy Foundation, 25 January 2008

Police chief breaks into his HQ - BBC News Wales, 17 December 2007

Weird but true - New York Post, 18 December 2007

And then who could forget the day he volunteered to be tasered [watch below]?

One thing's for sure, it's certainly going to be a lot quieter around here without him.

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