West Midlands ACC to move to West Mercia

Monday, 28 July, 2008

New West Mercia DCC David Shaw

David Shaw, an Assistant Chief Constable with West Midlands Police, has been appointed as West Mercia Constabulary's new Deputy Chief Constable.

Mr Shaw has spent his entire policing career, to date, with West Midlands Police and has served in a wide range of areas including Kings Heath, Ladywood, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham city centre, West Bromwich and Aston. While he has predominantly been involved with uniform operations, he has also worked within the Force Inspectorate, Operational Planning and as a detective chief inspector. He was appointed ACC in 2004 and his latest move comes as a result of Ian Arundale's promotion to Chief Constable of Dyfed Powys.

Following his appointment, Mr Shaw said, "I am delighted to be appointed as West Mercia's Deputy Chief Constable. "I am very much looking forward to working with members of the West Mercia Police Authority, my new colleagues in the constabulary and the partner agencies to further improve the quality of life for all those who live and work in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.

Chief Constable Paul West said, "West Mercia Constabulary's national reputation is such that we invariable attract a field of very strong candidates whenever any vacancies arise at chief officer level. "This was a case in point and David was successful in the face of extremely tough competition. "I am absolutely delighted to welcome him to this key role and I know that he will serve the communities of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire with great distinction in the years to come."

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