THE DEPUTY chief constable of North Yorkshire Police has temporarily been given the force’s top job.
Dept chief constable Tim Madgwick will take the helm when Grahame Maxwell retires later this year.
It means that when the new police and crime commissioner is appointed in November they can make a permanent appointment.
Coun Jane Kenyon, chair of the North Yorkshire Police Authority (NYPA) said: “The authority is delighted that Mr Madgwick has agreed to act as chief constable upon Mr Maxwell’s retirement. He is a talented officer and clearly has the support of the authority and the force and is highly regarded by his senior colleagues and others both within and outside North Yorkshire Police.
“We applied initially for the approval of the Home Secretary to make an appointment for a longer period – our judgement being that the organisation would benefit from the certainty of longer term leadership - but that request was denied. It is clearly the Home Secretary’s desire that incoming PCCs should be in a position to make those appointments and the authority’s decision today supports that.”
Since June Mr Madgwick has worked alongside a senior team in the role.
He said: “I am delighted and very honored to be offered this opportunity to serve the people of North Yorkshire and the City of York as the Temporary Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police and look forward to taking up the post in the near future.”