The arrest was in connection with the alleged theft of make-up
A senior Nottinghamshire Police officer has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.
Ch Insp Kim Molloy was arrested on Tuesday at the Tesco Extra store on Top Valley Drive in Top Valley, Nottingham.
It is understood the arrest is in connection with the alleged theft of make-up from the store.
Ms Molloy was taken to a nearby police station and bailed pending further inquiries. She has not been suspended from her job.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police confirmed that a 44-year-old woman was arrested in connection with the incident and had been bailed until February.
Ms Molloy is a long-serving officer with the force and heads up the offender management programme on its community engagement committee.
She also conducted a review of the county's special constabulary in 2008.