TWO new police chiefs have been recruited in West Yorkshire.
John Parkinson and Mark Gilmore and have been appointed assistant chief constables by West Yorkshire Police.
John, 46, is currently a Detective Chief Superintendent with the force.
The Cleckheaton man joined the police in 1981 and until recently was head of the counter terrorism unit within West Yorkshire Police.
He said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be appointed.
“ I am very proud to be a member of the leadership team of such a successful force and am looking forward to working closely with the Police Authority to deliver on our policing pledge to the people and communities of West Yorkshire.”
Mark, 44, is currently working in the same position for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).
He joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary, later PSNI, in 1983 and is currently seconded to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) as chief of staff to the president. He was also district commander in Lisburn.
He currently lives in County Down, Northern Ireland.
He said: “It is a massive honour to have been appointed to this post.’’