The suspension of West Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable Mark Gilmore will be lifted from next Monday – but he will not be returning to his role for now.
He had been suspended on full pay in the public interest in June 2014 while a criminal investigation by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) was carried out.
The Public Prosecution Service (PPS) of Northern Ireland recently concluded that there was no criminal case for Chief Constable Gilmore to answer
The issue was also referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission but a decision was made not to investigate.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson said: “In light of this decision I have determined that the public interest requirement for suspension no longer applies.
“There remains however a legal requirement for me to consider conduct matters in relation to the police standards of professional behaviour and an independent investigation will be carried out by Lancashire Police.
“While this conduct investigation takes place Mark Gilmore has agreed to work on a transition project for the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and to delegate day to day operational control of West Yorkshire Police to his deputy Dee Collins who has, in his absence, acted as the Temporary Chief Constable.”