David Thompson appointed new Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

WM Police HQ

West Midlands Police Police HQ

source: West Midlands Police
published: 16 October 2015

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) David Jamieson has officially appointed David Thompson as the next Chief Constable of West Midlands Police. David Thompson will officially become Chief Constable and Chris Sims will retire from the force in January 2016.

The decision follows a rigorous selection process by the PCC which began with members of the public contributing towards the job description and concluded with a two day assessment. During the assessment the successful candidate was questioned by a group of the PCC’s Youth Commissioners and a Citizens’ Panel.

The process and appointment have been scrutinised by the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel.
The process was also described in a report by the independent College of Policing participant as ‘exemplary.’

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