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Northumbria appoints new assistant chief constable

Chief Superintendent Scott Young joins from Humberside Police as Northumbria's new assistant chief constable.
Published - 26/10/2020 By - Chloe Livadeas

C/Supt. Young has served with Humberside for 26 years.

During this time he has led on a number of initiatives, including the roll-out of Neighbourhood Policing, and served as Divisional Commander for the City of Hull. He is currently the force’s Head of Crime.

He held the position of temporary ACC in Humberside from February 2017 to September 2019.

Northumbria’s Chief Constable Winton Keenen said: “I am delighted to be welcoming someone of Scott Young’s calibre to Northumbria Police.

“He is an extremely experienced officer and I know he is passionate about delivering the very best policing service to the communities we are proud and privileged to be a part of here in the North East.

“I see in Scott, the same values shared by our officers, staff and volunteers in Northumbria and I look forward to him helping us continue to make a real and lasting difference to people’s lives.”

C/Supt. Young said: “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Northumbria Police as Assistant Chief Constable.

“It’s a real privilege to join the team and I am excited by the opportunity to work with new colleagues who share my passion for policing.

“I’m looking forward to getting to know the people and communities across the region and working with our partners to build on Northumbria Police’s outstanding reputation for service delivery.”

He was appointed this week following a recruitment process which involved both internal and external stakeholder panels. 

Northumbria has two temporary ACCs after Helen McMillan left on promotion to Cleveland and Debbie Ford was promoted to DCC following the retirement of Darren Best. A decision on who of the two T/ACCs will be replaced by C/Supt. Young has yet to be made. 

The force also said a start data for C/Supt. Young was yet to be determined.

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