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Jim Colwell appointed as the new DCC of Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon and Cornwall Police has appointed Jim Colwell as Deputy Chief Constable (DCC). Jim has been the Assistant Chief Constable at the force since 2019 and succeeds Paul Netherton who, after serving as a police officer for 31 years, has now retired. Since joining the force in 2001, Jim Colwell has been a Devon BCU… Read more »

Police and Crime Commissioner appoints new Chief Constable for Dyfed-Powys Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has appointed Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Richard Lewis as the new Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police. Following a robust and transparent recruitment process involving key stakeholders, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn’s decision will now be considered by the Police and Crime Panel in a confirmation hearing to be held on… Read more »

New City of London Police Commissioner appointed

Angela McLaren is set to be appointed as the new City of London Police Commissioner. The appointment, which is subject to Royal Assent, will see the new Commissioner lead the City of London Police; the force is unique in policing, because of its dual role as the local police for the Square Mile and the… Read more »

London Ambulance Service appoints new Chief Executive

The Chair of the London Ambulance Service (LAS), Heather Lawrence OBE, has announced the appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the trust’s new Chief Executive. Daniel, who will join LAS on secondment on 16 August 2021, has significant experience in the NHS and healthcare, and is currently Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS… Read more »

PCC announces preferred candidate for new Chief Constable

West Mercia PCC John Campion has announced his preferred candidate for the region’s new Chief Constable. Earlier this year it was announced that West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham will reach his 30 years’ service in September and will be retiring. Following a thorough, open and competitive two-day process involving four candidates, current Essex… Read more »

Leicestershire FRS appoints Chief Fire and Rescue Officer

Callum Faint has been appointed as Chief Fire and Rescue Officer of Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Callum has been serving as Interim Chief Fire and Rescue Officer since September 2020, first joining Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service as Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer in July 2019. Prior to this, he served with Cambridgeshire Fire… Read more »

PCC nominates first female Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has announced that Warwickshire Police’s Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Debbie Tedds is his preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of the force. Subject to the approval of Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, she will succeed current Chief Constable Martin Jelley QPM when he retires at the… Read more »

Leadership appointment follows Mountain Rescue election

Mike Park MBE has been elected as the new Senior Executive Officer (SEO) of Mountain Rescue England and Wales following the charity’s online AGM. The SEO role leads the national mountain rescue organisation, supported by an Operations Director (Mike Margeson MBE), Liaison Officer (Mike France MBE), President (Ray Griffiths MBE) and Chair of Trustees (Jake… Read more »

EEAST appoints new Chief Executive

Following a competitive recruitment process, the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has appointed Tom Abell as its new permanent Chief Executive. Tom, currently Deputy Chief Executive at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, will formally take up his role in the autumn. Nicola Scrivings, Chair, EEAST, said, “Tom brings significant experience in the… Read more »