Preferred candidate for West Yorkshire chief constable announced

West Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson has announced that John Robins is his preferred candidate for the position of chief constable.

Jun 22, 2019
By Tony Thompson

Mr Robins has filled the role on a temporary basis since December 2018 and has worked in West Yorkshire Police since 1990.

Mr Burns-Williamson said: “I am really pleased to be making this announcement that John will be my preferred candidate, subject to a confirmation hearing with the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel in July where I will look forward to making this recommendation to the Panel members.”

Mr Robins said: “I am extremely proud and honoured to be the preferred candidate to be the next chief constable of West Yorkshire Police. My enthusiasm for policing and for West Yorkshire is as keen today as it was on the first day I joined.”

Former Chief Constable Dee Collins retired from the force at the end of April due to health challenges following a career spanning three decades.

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