Police management arrangements
Archived news: published on Thursday 09 Aug 2012 by Fife Council
Fife Council’s Police Transition Committee has today (Thursday) decided on new leadership arrangements at Fife Constabulary.
The council committee has made provision for the transitional period between the retirement of the Chief Constable on August 20th this year and the establishment of the Police Service for Scotland on 1st April 2013.
The committee decided the current Deputy Chief Constable Andrew Barker should be appointed to the post of Chief Constable and the current Assistant Chief Constable Tom Ewing should be appointed to the post of Deputy Chief Constable, both on a temporary basis until March 2013.
The council will now write to the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Justice to seek approval to implement this decision.
Councillor Gavin Yates, Chair of the Police Transition committee said: “Councillors on the committee today gave their full endorsement to these management arrangements.
“I have no doubt Andrew Barker and Tom Ewing will continue the excellent progress shown by Fife Constabulary. The committee felt strongly that at this time, when policing in Scotland is going through its biggest change in years, that continuity is key. We felt that these officers, supported by the rest of the excellent management team are the right people to take policing forward in Fife.
“I hope that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice agrees with our decision.”
For more information contactCllr. Gavin Yates, Councillor
Tel: 01383 829 734 Contact Gavin Yates online
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