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New chief constable named for Derbyshire

PCC's preferred choice for job has been with force for a decade
Published - 31/03/2017 By - Ian Weinfass - Police Oracle

A Derbyshire deputy has been named as the force's likely next chief constable.

DCC Peter Goodman has been named by Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa as his preferred candidate to replace CC Mick Creedon who retires in May.

A panel of seven including Mr Dhindsa and CC Creedon as well as five non-police personnel interviewed him.

Mr Dhindsa said: “This was a really searching interview process, after which we were all agreed that Peter has what it takes to lead Derbyshire Constabulary into the future, sustaining and building upon its good performance to date.

“He has a wealth of policing experience in Derbyshire, across the region and at national level where amongst other areas, he has been leading the work to tackle cyber crime, one of the biggest challenges facing policing today.

“I am confident that he will do an outstanding job and I look forward to working with him to deliver my police and crime plan.”

DCC Goodman said: “I’m honoured and humbled to be chosen as the commissioner’s preferred candidate as Derbyshire’s next chief constable.

“I’ve worked in Derbyshire for over ten years so I know that it’s a great organisation providing fantastic policing services to the people who live, work and visit this wonderful county.”

DCC Goodman began his career with Nottinghamshire Police and spent time in West Midlands, becoming divisional commander for central Birmingham and Aston. 

He is the national lead for cyber crime.

The appointment is subject to confirmation by the force’s police and crime panel.

Earlier this week two deputy chief constables were also announced as the new chiefs at Lancashire and Staffordshire

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