A FORMER Huddersfield police officer is to quit after a series of rows with his bosses.
Adam Briggs, who is Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, will retire on Sunday.
The decision comes after a series of rows with the North Yorkshire Police Authority, who have been looking at how £10,000 of coaching was arranged by Mr Briggs.
Last week the county’s police authority said it had “considered the circumstances” around the personal development training provided to Mr Briggs over a two-year period from 2007 to 2009.
Mr Briggs, who previously served in Huddersfield with West Yorkshire Police, had already been disciplined over other matters.
He said: “Now, at a time in which the force is faced with making hundreds of people redundant and operating on a greatly reduced budget, I’m sure the public are left wondering why valuable time and resource has been used up resurrecting a matter that was dealt with properly and effectively two years ago.”
In December the police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), gave its findings on misconduct charges against Mr Briggs on a separate issue.
He was accused of helping a relative get a job during a recruitment exercise in February.
While cleared of five charges, a sixth, relating to his communication with the Chief Constable, was upheld.
In a statement North Yorkshire Police Authority chairman Jane Kenyon said: “Adam Briggs has been a fine police officer during his 31 years’ service.
“His contribution has been respected and valued by the communities he has served in Cleveland, West and North Yorkshire.
“We wish Adam well in his retirement.”
Mr Briggs said: “I am fortunate to have enjoyed a great career with the police service and I wish to express my respect to the men and women whom I have so enjoyed serving with.”