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Decision due next month on new North Yorkshire police chief
THE new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire should be named next month, according to the new recruitment plan.
Julia Mulligan, Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire, yesterday unveiled the new timetable for the appointment for the job, which has been re-advertised.
The new advertisement comes just weeks after Mrs Mulligan held a day-long selection process, when four candidates were interviewed for the chief constable role, but she later said although there was a "range of highly talented candidates" she wanted to "test the market again".
Temporary chief constable Tim Madgwick, who took on the role temporarily from Grahame Maxwell in May last year, is the former deputy chief constable and was seen by many as a leading contender for the role.
Yesterday, Mrs Mulligan said: “I am confident that the re-running of this process will result in a pool of good candidates.
“I didn’t make an appointment last month as I wanted to be absolutely sure that I had the best possible choice of candidates for this vital role and I am convinced that this will be the case this time around.”
A selection process will take place on 16 April, with Mrs Mulligan expected to announce her preferred candidate on April 17. After that, the Police and Crime Panel will hold a confirmation hearing before the appointment can be finalised.
Mr Madgwick said: “I was informed the advertisement was going out. Yes, I will be reapplying for the role. That’s all I would like to say about it.”