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KSS CEO wins Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021

David Welch, CEO of Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex (KSS), has won the Charity Times Charity Leader of the Year Award 2021 – a prestigious national award, which celebrates excellence among charities and not for profit organisations from across the UK and honours the outstanding professionals in charity management. With David at the helm, KSS… Read more »

Northern Ireland FRS appoints new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) Board and Health Minister Robin Swann MLA have announced the appointment of the organisation’s new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer. Peter O’Reilly QFSM will commence the role on 1 September 2021. Commenting on the news, Minister Swann said, “I welcome the appointment of Peter O’Reilly as the… Read more »

GIS analyst appointed to provide fire and rescue service expertise at Cadcorp

Geographic Information System (GIS) software and services company, Cadcorp, has appointed Gemma Polmear as a GIS analyst focused on fire and rescue service activities. The new appointment supports the company’s expansion of its risk and workload modelling consultancy services. Gemma comes from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, where she served for 11 years. She brings… Read more »

Lancashire Constabulary names new Deputy Chief Constable

Lancashire Constabulary has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable. Sacha Hatchett joins the service from North Wales Police, where she was Assistant Chief Constable, and will take over from previous Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods, who left the force earlier in August to join Greater Manchester Police. Sacha Joined the police service in February 1997… Read more »

College of Policing appoints new CEO

Chief Constable Andy Marsh QPM has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Policing and begins his new role in September. CC Andy Marsh was a Chief Officer for 15 years and has worked across three police forces, including as Chief Constable in Hampshire Constabulary and Avon and Somerset… Read more »

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 »