New Assistant Chief Constable selected for Warwickshire Police

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GARETH Morgan has been selected as the new Assistant Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police with responsibility for Local Policing

The decision was made by both Police Authorities on Thursday, after a stringent selection process.

Gareth joins the force from ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) where he has been working as Chief of Staff to the ACPO President. Discussions have yet to take place with ACPO to agree a start date for ACC Morgan.

ACC Morgan has previously worked for West Midlands Police.

He said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Alliance Chief Officer team at this most interesting of times. It will be a privilege to be working in the force area where I live.”

Sheila Blagg, chairman of West Mercia Police Authority, said: “We are delighted to offer Gareth Morgan the post of Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing. He joins the Alliance forces of West Mercia and Warwickshire at a very exciting time for communities. The Chief Constables of both forces and the two respective, when elected, Police and Crime Commissioners will be introducing some innovative changes to local policing. This is a big job and Gareth has the experience and personal qualities we need to make sure our communities experience lower levels of crime, stay safe and feel safe.

The decision was made by a panel which included Chief Constables David Shaw and Andy Parker, West Mercia Police Authority Chairman Sheila Blagg and Warwickshire Police Authority Vice Chairman John Vereker.