CRIMEFIGHTERS in Northumberland have welcomed a new face to the team.
Mark Gilmore, 46, has been appointed Deputy Chief Constable to Northumbria Police.
He is currently Assistant Chief Constable (Special Operations) at West Yorkshire Police, where he has worked since April 2009.
Previously, he held the same position with the Police Service of Northern Ireland after joining the force in 1986, and has been seconded to the Association of Chief Police Officers as Chief of Staff to the President.
Northumbria Chief Constable Sue Sim said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark Gilmore as our new Deputy Chief Constable.
“He brings with him a wealth of experience that will benefit our communities and help us to continue our successful record in driving down crime and delivering the police services people tell us they need and want.”
Mr Gilmore said: “It is with a great sense of humility that I take on this role with the Northumbria force because it has such a great reputation.
“I am really looking forward to working with the Chief Constable and Northumbria Police Authority to tackle the organisational and operational challenges that lie ahead.”
Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Jim Campbell was thanked for his contribution over the last 12 months. He will continue his post of Assistant Chief Constable.