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Two new Assistant Chief Constables appointed for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police

Two new Assistant Chief Constables (ACCs) have been appointed to join the Chief Officer team for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

Following a rigorous selection process Chief Superintendent Martin Evans of Staffordshire Police has been appointed as ACC for Local Policing and Chief Superintendent Richard Moore from West Midlands Police has been appointed as ACC for Protective Services.

Martin Evans joined Staffordshire Police in 1987 and served in a number of different roles which included Head of Central Motorway Patrol Group and Head of Local Policing for Staffordshire.

Richard joined West Midlands Police in 1992 and has previously worked in a wide range of roles including community policing and criminal investigations, and is currently the Commander for Birmingham North and East.

The selection process, which took place on Tuesday 18th April, saw the candidates face a professional panel of internal and partner agency representatives and concluded with a formal interview chaired by the Chief Constables from both forces.

The roles had become vacant due to the promotion of Amanda Blakeman to Deputy Chief Constable for West Mercia Police and ACC Chris Singer's announcement of his intention to retire from the police service in the coming months.

In a joint statement Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police, Martin Jelley Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, Anthony Bangham, said: "We are delighted to offer Martin and Richard these positions within our senior officer team. We are certain that the experience and skills they have both shown will be an asset to our two police forces and the communities that we serve."

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: "I am pleased that two high-calibre candidates will be joining the forces to build upon the already strong leadership team. I look forward to meeting them both and working closely with them in the future to help deliver a safer, more secure Warwickshire."

Published 20/04/17