Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa’s proposed appointment of Peter Goodman as Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary has been confirmed by the County’s Police and Crime Panel.
Following a formal Confirmation Hearing held by the Panel at County Hall, Matlock, earlier today (Thursday, 13 April), Mr Dhindsa has now been informed that the Panel supports his decision.
During the hearing the Panel considered the recruitment process undertaken by the Commissioner before recommending Mr Goodman for the post. Members were also able to ask the proposed candidate questions about his vision for policing in Derbyshire under his leadership.
Peter Goodman is currently Deputy Chief Constable for Derbyshire. It is expected that he will take over the reins on 1 June 2017, when CC Mick Creedon retires after 10 years at the helm.
Mr Goodman said today: “I am elated. It is an absolute honour to be asked to serve as Derbyshire’s Chief Constable and the highpoint of my career.
Hardyal Dhindsa said he was delighted with the appointment and was looking forward to working with his new Chief Constable to ensure the delivery of his police and crime plan.
He added: “Appointing a Chief Constable is a huge privilege and carries a heavy weight of responsibility. It is one of the biggest decisions I am expected to make as Commissioner but I am confident that I have appointed the right person lead Derbyshire Constabulary. I believe he has what it takes to maintain Derbyshire’s position as a consistently high performing police force. I am pleased that the Police and Crime Panel agreed with me.
“Peter has a wealth of experience in Derbyshire and across the wider East Midlands region, which will help to streamline our approach to joint working with other forces. In addition, his national portfolio encompasses some of the biggest challenges facing policing today, which can only benefit local residents.
“It is also a key fact that policing cannot be delivered in isolation and Peter already knows, and is known to, our partners which is an added bonus. I believe he is well prepared to ‘hit the ground running’ when he takes up the role in June.”
The Police and Crime Panel Vice Chair, Vicky Newbury, chaired the meeting and said: “we are reassured as a Panel. We had time to give careful consideration of the application and recruitment process, after which we had the opportunity to ask questions at the meeting. The Panel are very pleased to recommend this appointment”.
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Posted on Thursday 13th April 2017