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Dr Duncan Bootland appointed Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex

Dr Duncan Bootland has been appointed as Medical Director of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS). Dr Bootland, who joined KSS in 2013 with six years’ experience working in emergency medicine and intensive care, has been a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Consultant and clinical governance lead at KSS. He has extensive experience and exceptional… Read more »

New Assistant Chief Fire Officers appointed to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service

Shropshire and Wrekin Fire and Rescue Authority, the body responsible for overseeing the work of the fire and rescue service, has announced the appointment of two, senior posts. From January, the Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) posts will report directly to the Chief Fire Officer, filling one existing vacancy and replacing another – the current… Read more »

Jeremy Vaughan promoted to Chief Constable of South Wales Police

The Police and Crime Panel for South Wales has approved the appointment of Jeremy Vaughan (left) as Chief Constable of South Wales Police. The panel endorsed a recommendation by Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael to appoint Mr Vaughan at a meeting on 3 November. The need to appoint a new Chief Constable followed the… Read more »

Janet Cooper OBE appointed as RNLI Deputy Chair

Janet Cooper OBE has been appointed as a Deputy Chair for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The Deputy Chair’s role is to support the RNLI Chairman, Stuart Popham, in providing direction and leadership to the RNLI Board and Council, enabling the Trustees and Council to fulfil their responsibilities for the governance and strategic direction… Read more »

New Chief Executive joins Warwickshire for PCC office

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has announced that Polly Reed (left) will be joining his office early next year as Chief Executive. It follows the decision of current Chief Executive Neil Hewison to retire at the end of January 2021. Mrs Reed is a graduate in Modern Language Studies from Nottingham University. She… Read more »

Cleveland appoints acting PCC until May 2021 elections

Cleveland’s Acting Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made a commitment to maintain progress to improve policing and community safety in Cleveland. Cleveland Police and Crime Panel appointed Lisa Oldroyd (left) to the role of PCC on 15 September. Lisa Oldroyd is currently the Assistant Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime… Read more »

Met Police appoints new Assistant Commissioner

Following a selection process earlier this year, and the retirement of Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons this summer, Matt Jukes will be joining the Met as Assistant Commissioner. Matt Jukes (left) is currently Chief Constable of South Wales Police, a position he has held since January 2018. Commissioner Cressida Dick said, “I am delighted that Matt… Read more »