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New Chief Constable Appointed

July 19th 2019

John Robins QPM has today (19/07) been officially appointed Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.

It follows a meeting of the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel earlier this morning.

Its members, made up of elected and independent members, ratified the Police and Crime Commissioner's proposal.

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Commenting on the appointment, Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, (PCC) said:

"I am pleased that the Police and Crime Panel have supported my appointment of John Robins as West Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable.

"John demonstrated in his interview his extensive understanding of the complexities facing West Yorkshire, both in terms of the different issues facing different districts and the financial challenges we bear, while dealing with ever complex crimes.

"He has worked in West Yorkshire since 1990, first as a Police Constable, working his way up to Chief Superintendent before becoming an Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable, so can relate to officers and staff just joining the force as he started on that path.

"John will come to this role with a huge amount of knowledge and experience of the

diversity, opportunities and challenges facing West Yorkshire, a place he has always called home, and has come through the ranks to be the current Temporary Chief Constable.

"He underwent a rigorous recruitment process and really impressed us with his passion and commitment to policing in West Yorkshire, which he has demonstrated not only through this process, but in how he has ensured strong leadership which is borne out of a varied and successful career serving our communities across the county."