New Assistant Chief Constable Appointed (25 July 2012)
Today, West Yorkshire Police Authority has announced the appointment of John Robins as Assistant Chief Constable.
ACC Robins takes up the post vacated by John Parkinson, who was appointed Deputy Chief Constable in April.
Joining West Yorkshire Police in 1990, John has held a number of roles, working in uniformed operations, crime and intelligence roles including Superintendent Operations at Bradford South, Divisional Commander for Criminal Justice across the whole of West Yorkshire and Basic Command Unit Commander of Kirklees division. John is currently Temporary Assistant Chief Constable in West Yorkshire with responsibility for Workforce, Development and Standards.
Chair of the Police Authority, Councillor Mark Burns-Williamson, congratulated ACC Robins on his appointment, saying: “We had a number of strong candidates to consider for this role and John proved himself to be capable of dealing with the challenges that he will face within a force the size of West Yorkshire. On behalf of the members I welcome him to the Command Team and wish him every success in the role.”
Commenting today, ACC Robins said “I am delighted to have been appointed to the position of Assistant Chief Constable in West Yorkshire. I am looking forward to joining the Command Team and playing my part to deliver an effective and efficient police service to our communities.”