Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa today warmly welcomed Peter Goodman QPM for his first day as Chief Constable.
Mr Goodman formally took up post today following the retirement of Mick Creedon after 10 years at the helm of Derbyshire Police.
Welcoming the force’s new leader, Mr Dhindsa said: “This is an important day for Peter and for the whole of Derbyshire Constabulary as it represents the start of an exciting and fresh era in local policing.
“Peter is an experienced chief officer and for him it will be very much business as usual as he continues to strive for the best possible policing service in Derbyshire. Force performance is impressive against the economic challenges affecting policing and I know that Peter is looking forward to bringing his own personality and style to help us push public confidence and satisfaction even further.”
Mr Goodman added: “I’m really proud to be asked to serve as Derbyshire’s Chief Constable and I hope today will be the first of a long and successful partnership with Derbyshire residents as well as our hard-working and committed workforce.”
Prior to his appointment, Mr Goodman was employed as Deputy Chief Constable for Derbyshire and has also served as Deputy Chief Constable for East Midlands region with responsibility for the East Midlands Special Operatoins Unit (EMSOU) which provides services to the five forces in relation to Serious and Organised Crime, Major Crime, Counter Terrorism and Forensic Investigation.
He was also head of the East Midlands Police Collaboration Programme.
Mr Goodman was selected following a robust recruitment process which included media exercises; a presentation covering the key risks and threats to Derbyshire Constabulary prepared by the candidate; and a formal interview.
The seven-strong interview panel comprised Hardyal Dhindsa; his Deputy Kevin Gillott; outgoing Chief Constable Mick Creedon; Derbyshire’s Chief Fire Officer Terry McDermott; Prof Kevin Bampton, Director of the International Policing and Justice Institute at Derby University; Rachael Livingstone, Chief Executive of Impact Derby; and independent panel member Deirdre Newham.
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Posted on Thursday 1st June 2017