Alan Charles, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has announced his intention to appoint Hardyal Dhindsa as his Deputy.
The proposed appointment will now go forward to the Derbyshire Police and Crime Panel, which meets this Thursday, for a Confirmation Hearing to review and make recommendations to the Commissioner.
After the announcement Alan Charles said: “We had a great deal of interest in the role and after shortlisting we interviewed six candidates, all of whom were of a high calibre, and I would like to congratulate Hardyal on his successful application.
“The role of Police and Crime Commissioner is a big one, with a wide range of responsibilities and I was seeking someone who would help me deliver on my election pledges and support me in my work. I believe we have found that person.
“Hardyal’s previous experience, which includes tackling drug problems and working with Nottinghamshire Probation Trust, plus his excellent community links, will be enormously helpful as we move forward and commission community safety services across the county.”
Hardyal Dhindsa added: “I am very pleased and honoured to have been successful in my quest to become Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire. It is my home county and I look forward to making a difference for all its communities, so that they feel safe, secure and confident in local policing.
“The Commissioner’s role is very challenging and this is a large county to cover. I am looking forward to supporting Alan Charles to ensure that local communities have a voice in the policing of their neighbourhoods.”
Alan Charles added that the total cost of running the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire will be less than the cost of the former Police Authority.