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Sir Mark Rowley becomes 29th Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley took his oath and swore allegiance to His Majesty The King at a ceremony at New Scotland Yard on 12 September. Sir Mark was formally appointed to the post of Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in July by Her late Majesty the Queen following a recommendation by the Home Secretary…. Read more »

Preferred candidate named to lead Nottinghamshire Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has named Kate Meynell as her preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, subject to a confirmation hearing with the Police and Crime Panel.  Kate is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, having previously spent most of her career serving with Nottinghamshire Police,… Read more »

First female Chief Constable for North Wales Police

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin has announced Amanda Blakeman, currently Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent Police as his preferred candidate as the region’s new Chief Constable. Ms Blakeman will be the first female Chief Constable in the history of North Wales Police. Amanda Blakeman’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the North… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire

Mark Jones has been confirmed as the new Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service following a Confirmation Hearing of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel. After fielding questions from various members of the committee, the panel has now written to Stephen Mold, the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, to confirm the… Read more »

New Metropolitan Police Commissioner appointed

The Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced the appointment of Sir Mark Rowley as the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Sir Mark was formally appointed by Her Majesty the Queen following a recommendation from the Home Secretary, after a competitive recruitment process. Representations from the Mayor of London were considered by the Home… Read more »

Next West Midlands Police Chief named

Police and Crime Commissioner Simon Foster has announced Craig Guildford as his preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of West Midlands Police. The announcement follows a rigorous selection process by the PCC. During the assessment the candidates were grilled by a panel of young people from the region, stakeholders from partner agencies, staff… Read more »

New CEO for Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has announced the appointment of Charles Hackett as their new Chief Executive Officer, following the retirement of Bill Sivewright. Charles joins the life-saving charity this week, with a wealth of experience across both the commercial and charity sectors as well as experience in working with local government. He spent 17… Read more »

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service confirms new Chief Fire Officer

Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority confirmed at its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 10 June 2022, the appointment of its next Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Phil Shillito. Following a rigorous selection process, including a final interview with members of the Fire and Rescue Authority’s appointments committee, Mr Shillito was appointed. Mr Shillito has… Read more »

Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney to lead strategic command course

Hampshire Constabulary Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney QPM is joining the College of Policing on secondment as strategic command course (SCC) director. The role oversees the leadership development programme, which prepares police officers and staff for the most senior ranks. CC Pinkney is also chair of the National Police Co-ordination Committee for Local Policing, the Police Steering Committee,… Read more »