Dave Jones confirmed as new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire

Gazette & Herald: The new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, Dave Jones, speaking at the press conference confirming his appointment, watched by the police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan The new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, Dave Jones, speaking at the press conference confirming his appointment, watched by the police and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire, Julia Mulligan

THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire has been confirmed by the county’s police and crime panel.

Dave Jones, currently assistant chief constable of the rural region of Northern Ireland, is likely to take office in June.

Speaking at at press conference after his formal endorsement yesterday, Mr Jones said he wanted to continue the work that had made North Yorkshire a safe county and was committed to protecting the vulnerable and working on public confidence in policing.

Previous Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell stood down last May following a series of investigations by the IPCC, and Tim Madgwick took on the role temporarily.

Referring to the scandals to have hit the force, Mr Jones said: “I’m taking over a really good service and my role is to improve that further – standards of behaviour are an integral part of that.”

He thanked Mr Madgwick for his “stewardship” and said he met him for a number of hours on Wednesday.

Mr Jones did not comment directly on whether rural police stations would close, as he proposed in Northern Ireland, but said: “We have to recognise we are in austere times and there will be changes”. He said his priority was to “maintain operational capacity”.

Mrs Mulligan had been criticised earlier in the day by the Police and Crime Panel, which said she had suggested Mr Jones had been appointed before he was approved by the panel.

A spokesman said: "The panel has met to consider the proposed appointment of Chief Constable David Jones and is pleased to endorse his appointment.

"The panel, however, is most unhappy with the process surrounding his appointment, which led the press and the public to believe that he had been appointed, ahead of this confirmation hearing.  This could have undermined the panel’s statutory role."

- Mrs Mulligan and Mr Jones will host a one-hour webchat fielding questions from the public at 4.30pm today. To ask questions and follow the webchat, visit  www.northyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk

 

 

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10:25am Fri 26 Apr 13

razor08 says...

'THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire has been confirmed by the county’s police and crime panel.' Who is on this panel ? I thought that the commissioner was elected in a farce of an election last year so how were the other members of the panel appointed? or are the just un-elected political mates of Julia Milligan. Ah another Quango!
'THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire has been confirmed by the county’s police and crime panel.' Who is on this panel ? I thought that the commissioner was elected in a farce of an election last year so how were the other members of the panel appointed? or are the just un-elected political mates of Julia Milligan. Ah another Quango! razor08

10:59am Fri 26 Apr 13

CHISSY1 says...

razor08 wrote:
'THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire has been confirmed by the county’s police and crime panel.' Who is on this panel ? I thought that the commissioner was elected in a farce of an election last year so how were the other members of the panel appointed? or are the just un-elected political mates of Julia Milligan. Ah another Quango!
"No matter what happens some people will always moan and complain about something. Obviously they must have a very sad miserable life".
[quote][p][bold]razor08[/bold] wrote: 'THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire has been confirmed by the county’s police and crime panel.' Who is on this panel ? I thought that the commissioner was elected in a farce of an election last year so how were the other members of the panel appointed? or are the just un-elected political mates of Julia Milligan. Ah another Quango![/p][/quote]"No matter what happens some people will always moan and complain about something. Obviously they must have a very sad miserable life". CHISSY1

12:19pm Fri 26 Apr 13

ian923 says...

Maxwell did NOT stand down. Following the debacle of his IPCC enquiry the Police Authority failed in their duty when they did not sack him then. However, they refused to renew his contract when it expired last May, no doubt, due to public opinion and criticism.As I understand it morale in the Force is at an all time low and this must be a priority for the new CC.I wish him well.
Maxwell did NOT stand down. Following the debacle of his IPCC enquiry the Police Authority failed in their duty when they did not sack him then. However, they refused to renew his contract when it expired last May, no doubt, due to public opinion and criticism.As I understand it morale in the Force is at an all time low and this must be a priority for the new CC.I wish him well. ian923

12:21pm Fri 26 Apr 13

ian923 says...

I also would like to know who is on the Police and Crime Panel and how they got appointed.
I also would like to know who is on the Police and Crime Panel and how they got appointed. ian923

12:30pm Fri 26 Apr 13

ian923 says...

Just googled it- TEN Councillors and 2 Independents. Seems a bit top heavy to me. I'd love to know how they were appointed and what remuneration and expenses come with the job.Also how many hours per month do they put in?
Just googled it- TEN Councillors and 2 Independents. Seems a bit top heavy to me. I'd love to know how they were appointed and what remuneration and expenses come with the job.Also how many hours per month do they put in? ian923

1:10pm Fri 26 Apr 13

Shouter says...

He has stated he will be closing police stations. Not sure this is good news.
He has stated he will be closing police stations. Not sure this is good news. Shouter

2:09pm Fri 26 Apr 13

Ichabod76 says...

Shouter wrote:
He has stated he will be closing police stations. Not sure this is good news.
it is if you have a penchant for committing crime !
[quote][p][bold]Shouter[/bold] wrote: He has stated he will be closing police stations. Not sure this is good news.[/p][/quote]it is if you have a penchant for committing crime ! Ichabod76

3:32pm Fri 26 Apr 13

RooBeck says...

What template/yardstick do Mrs.Mulligan/Police & Crime Panel members, use to appoint a top police-officer? Have they any relevant, personal, professional knowledge of the police-service/crimi
nal justice system? How do they make these judgements/selection
s?? The elections, held on the 15th November, 2012 for Police & Crime Commissioners(and then the later appointment of "scrutiny bodies" and bureaucrats servicing them), have so far cost this country and the taxpayers well over £100million and counting, so, it would be reassuring to know that they possess better credentials and abilities than the system they replaced, especially when the North Yorkshire incumbent, was appointed to office on the votes of only 7.5% of the electorate of the county and in what was nationally, a risible turnout. This Tory policy/legislation(s
trongly opposed by Labour and the Lib-Dems when at policy stage but who shamefully, later jumped on the band-wagon), was platformed as a system that would provide more public accountability/profi
le, but is this more of an exercise in politicising the police-service?
What template/yardstick do Mrs.Mulligan/Police & Crime Panel members, use to appoint a top police-officer? Have they any relevant, personal, professional knowledge of the police-service/crimi nal justice system? How do they make these judgements/selection s?? The elections, held on the 15th November, 2012 for Police & Crime Commissioners(and then the later appointment of "scrutiny bodies" and bureaucrats servicing them), have so far cost this country and the taxpayers well over £100million and counting, so, it would be reassuring to know that they possess better credentials and abilities than the system they replaced, especially when the North Yorkshire incumbent, was appointed to office on the votes of only 7.5% of the electorate of the county and in what was nationally, a risible turnout. This Tory policy/legislation(s trongly opposed by Labour and the Lib-Dems when at policy stage but who shamefully, later jumped on the band-wagon), was platformed as a system that would provide more public accountability/profi le, but is this more of an exercise in politicising the police-service? RooBeck

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