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New Chief Executive gets ready to join Commissioner's Team

David Peet

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire has today announced the appointment of David Peet as its new Chief Executive. 

Mr Peet, previously Deputy Chief Executive of Northamptonshire Police Authority, is due to take up the role in April.  He was selected for the post following a robust recruitment process.

“I am, naturally, delighted, and am looking forward to working with Commissioner Alan Charles and his team as we all learn to tread new ground under the new legislation,” Mr Peet said today.

“Since the Police and Crime Commissioner elections last November we have seen new ways of working with regard to policing governance and there are more to come. It’s an exciting, and challenging, period of change bringing new opportunities for the police and community safety partners, and I am proud to be part of it.”

Commissioner Charles said: “I am very pleased that we have found a Chief Executive of David’s undoubted calibre. He comes with an impressive background of strong leadership and organisational change – skills which will be invaluable in the work we are doing regarding policing, partnership working and crime within Derbyshire.”

Mr Peet’s duties will include supporting the delivery of the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan and ensuring that the monitoring and community engagement roles of the Commissioner are fulfilled. He will also be responsible for managing the Commissioner’s team of staff and advising him on the legal functions of his role.

The Police and Crime Panel will now hold a Confirmation Hearing on 5 April, when members will be given the opportunity to scrutinise the appointment and make any recommendations they feel appropriate.

Mr Peet takes over the reins from the Interim Chief Executive Phil Harper, who previously headed up the transition project from the former Police Authority to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

ENDS

Media Enquires:  Sallie Blair - 01283 821012 / 07702 541401

Posted on Friday 15th March 2013
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