New chief at Cheshire Police revealed

Warrington Guardian: Simon Byrne and John Dwyer Simon Byrne and John Dwyer

A LONDON Metropolitan senior officer has been announced as Cheshire’s new top cop.

John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner, said Simon Byrne, Assistant Commissioner with the Met, was the ‘outstanding candidate’.

He is set to replace the retiring Dave Whatton on June 25, subject to approval by the Police and Crime Panel, the body that scrutinises Mr Dwyer’s decisions.

It is expected to confirm Mr Byrne’s appointment on February 24 after he was ‘unanimously supported’ by the selection panel.

He said: “I am really excited and privileged to be given the opportunity to lead the constabulary at a critical time in its 157 year history.

“My pledge is to relentlessly fight crime and antisocial behaviour."

Mr Dwyer said, "All of the candidates demonstrated exceptional qualities and they should all be proud of themselves but Simon was an outstanding candidate who was unanimously supported by the appointment panel.

Mr Byrne joined the Met in 1982, before a transfer to Merseyside Police three years later where he took on a variety of uniform, CID and headquarters roles.

In 2006, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in Merseyside Police, before transferring to Deputy Chief Constable at Greater Manchester Police in 2009.

It led to the married family man dealing with a period of intense scrutiny from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, removing the force from the threat of intervention from the Home Office.

He re-joined the Met as Assistant Commissioner in 2011, taking on the biggest operational command in the country.

The Association of Chief Police Officers member also co-ordinated a widespread programme of cost-cutting and organisational change.

Mr Byrne has also lead national work on the development and use of Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems, the re-classification of cannabis and the policing of sex workers and prostitution.

He has also chaired the Pan-London Criminal Justice Board and holds a Masters of Arts degree in police management.

Comments (4)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:56pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

Caption Competition.

My entry

"Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"
Caption Competition. My entry "Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge" Nick Tessla

3:49pm Thu 13 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Caption Competition.

My entry

"Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"
Job's for the boy's spring's to mind how many different roles has he had in the lest few years. Lets see how long he has this one. And I am still Grumpy about my bloody fence panel why is this not breaking news?
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Caption Competition. My entry "Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"[/p][/quote]Job's for the boy's spring's to mind how many different roles has he had in the lest few years. Lets see how long he has this one. And I am still Grumpy about my bloody fence panel why is this not breaking news? Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT

4:07pm Thu 13 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Nick Tessla wrote:
Caption Competition.

My entry

"Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"
Job's for the boy's spring's to mind how many different roles has he had in the lest few years. Lets see how long he has this one. And I am still Grumpy about my bloody fence panel why is this not breaking news?
Still Grumpy
It's like a sign from the cosmos, man. Like you know - it's better to build bridges than fences, man.

Love and peace, man.


:-)
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Caption Competition. My entry "Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"[/p][/quote]Job's for the boy's spring's to mind how many different roles has he had in the lest few years. Lets see how long he has this one. And I am still Grumpy about my bloody fence panel why is this not breaking news? Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]It's like a sign from the cosmos, man. Like you know - it's better to build bridges than fences, man. Love and peace, man. :-) Nick Tessla

9:45pm Thu 13 Feb 14

old-codger says...

Nick Tessla wrote:
Caption Competition.

My entry

"Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"
Never a truer word was spoken,
[quote][p][bold]Nick Tessla[/bold] wrote: Caption Competition. My entry "Welcome Chief Constable - don't forget anything that goes wrong is nothing to do with me. Good luck running things when you have to rely on PCSOs instead of real policemen , backed up by the W.I. and some brownies earning their Police badge"[/p][/quote]Never a truer word was spoken, old-codger

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree