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WMAS Medical Director receives prestigious medal from Royal College of Emergency Medicine

West Midland’s Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust’s Medical Director has received a prestigious award from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) for her outstanding work over the last 17 years, but in particular during the pandemic.  Dr Alison Walker was one of only four recipients given medals by RCEM President, Dr Katherine Henderson,… Read more »

New Deputy Chief Constable for the Civil Nuclear Police Constabulary

After nearly 34 years of experience as a police officer in Northern Ireland, Stephen Martin has been appointed as Deputy Chief Constable, of the Civil Nuclear Police Constabulary. In his most recent role as T/Deputy Chief Constable, Stephen was responsible for corporate governance, professional standards, organisational change and performance. Prior to this he held He… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire confirmed

At a meeting of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel, members confirmed that Jonathan Dyson is to be appointed as Chief Fire Officer. He will take up the role following the retirement of Jonathan Foster at the end of June. Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Zoe Metcalfe had previously indicated that Mr Dyson… Read more »

New chair of London Ambulance Service announced

NHS England / NHS Improvement has confirmed the appointment of Andrew Trotter OBE QPM as the Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS). Andrew succeeds Heather Lawrence OBE who is leaving after six years. Andrew worked for British Transport Police for 10 years from 2004, serving as Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable. Prior to… Read more »

MCA chief to step down

Brian Johnson has announced that after four years as Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) he will be leaving the post in October 2022.  Sharing the news on the MCA’s LinkedIn feed, Mr Johnson said, “I’ve loved all things maritime for many years – since I was a boy, in fact…. Read more »

Police Federation of England and Wales names new National Chair

National Board member and Firearms & Taser Lead Steve Hartshorn has been confirmed as the second National Chair to be voted in by police officers in England and Wales. Steve joined the Metropolitan Police in 1995, before moving to the Met’s Firearms Command. He became a Federation rep because he wanted to help colleagues that… Read more »

Dorset Police appoints a new Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary

Ryan Howell has been appointed Chief Officer of the Dorset Police Special Constabulary after a selection and recruitment process overseen by Assistant Chief Constable Steve Lyne. Ryan started his policing career in 2005 when he joined Gloucestershire Constabulary as a Special Constable. He then joined West Midlands Police, in 2009, as a Crime Scene Investigator… Read more »

Mark Webster confirmed as Chief Constable of Cleveland Police

Mark Webster has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Cleveland Police following a meeting of the area’s Police and Crime Panel. Mark is currently the Deputy Chief Constable at Cumbria Police and has also held senior roles within the National Crime Agency and Greater Manchester Police. PCC Steve Turner said, “I’m delighted that… Read more »

New Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service

Iwan Cray, current Assistant Chief Fire Officer, has been confirmed as the new Deputy Chief Fire Officer of Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service. Following the announced retirement of Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies, who will leave the Service in April 2022, and the subsequent appointment of Deputy Chief Fire Officer Roger Thomas… Read more »