South Yorkshire Police’s new Chief Constable, Lauren Poultney, has today announced a number of key appointments to develop her top team.
After receiving formal endorsement of her new role as Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel on Friday, CC Poultney has focused on a number of posts around her to ensure she has the strongest possible team to drive the Force’s progress.
ACC Tim Forber has been promoted to Deputy Chief Constable. Chief Superintendent Daniel Thorpe will take on the role of (temporary) Assistant Chief Constable of neighbourhoods alongside (temporary) Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Poolman who is leading on crime and Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley who leads on operational support and the Force’s response to COVID.
Chief Constable Poultney said: “This is an important step in consolidating our progress. Accepting a couple of the roles are temporary, it is essential that we draw on this detailed and specialist knowledge and experience in the force to take our next steps towards becoming an excellent police force.
“I’m incredibly proud of all that South Yorkshire Police has achieved over recent years and look forward to delivering more progress for the benefit of the communities we serve.”
Newly promoted Deputy Chief Constable Tim Forber added: “I’m delighted to have been appointed the role of Deputy Chief Constable. South Yorkshire Police has taken great strides in recent years and I firmly belief that there is more potential to unlock.
"We’re fortunate to be in the midst of a major recruitment drive which means we have the benefit of years of highly experienced officers mixed with the energy and enthusiasm of our new recruits.
“As Deputy Chief Constable, my focus will be on driving the continued improvements in performance, listening to communities and ensuring we reflect their needs in our service.”
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