Police Authority Announces the Appointment of Two Assistant Chief Constables

Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

Nottinghamshire Police Authority has today (25th May 2010) appointed two Assistant Chief Constables (ACCs) to the senior officer team at Nottinghamshire Police.

On Friday (21st May) the Authority announced the appointment of Chris Eyre as the new Deputy Chief Constable.

The two appointments are: Paul Broadbent who is currently a Chief Superintendent with South Yorkshire Police, where he is Divisional Commander for Sheffield; and Paul Scarrott who is currently a Chief Superintendent with West Midlands Police.

The appointments take the total number of ACCs on the Chief Officer team from two to three. The Police Authority approved the additional post to increase the capacity of the Chief Officer team, strengthening the team's resilience as it implements the Force's performance improvement programme.

After the announcement Paul Broadbent said: "I'm aware of the challenges that Nottinghamshire Police faces and I very much look forward to working with the Chief Officer Team to improve performance."

Paul Scarrott added: "I'm delighted to have been offered the post of Assistant Chief Constable with Nottinghamshire Police and I'm excited about my role in helping the Force to address the challenges that lie ahead."

John Clarke, Chair of the Police Authority, congratulated them both and said: "These appointments will certainly increase the resilience of the chief officer team, which will drive improvements in performance and make Nottinghamshire communities safer as a result.

"It is vital that we have effective leadership in place to meet the very real challenges ahead and I'm delighted that we have been able to select two such highly experienced and appropriately skilled officers. It is to their credit that the appointments follow an extremely rigorous recruitment and interview process where the calibre of all candidates was extremely high."
Julia Hodson, Chief Constable, added: "These are two first class appointments for Nottinghamshire Police and both men will add real strength to the Chief Officer Team.

"We have some challenges to meet over the coming months and the role of ACC is key to our success.

"I am determined that we will continue to make improvements in our performance and that the public will become safer much quicker as a result."

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