New second in command at Humberside Police

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Humberside Police has appointed a new officer as its second in command.

New deputy chief constable Garry Forsyth, currently assistant chief constable with West Midlands Police, is expected to take up his post early in the summer.

He said: “The thing that really struck me in my preparation and research is the real sense among Humberside Police’s people that they are passionate about serving the public.”

He added: “I was hugely impressed by the feeling that everyone is really up for the challenges and opportunities ahead and determined to ensure that the public continue to get the service they deserve. I was also struck by the excellent partnerships in the area. That really excites me and I can’t wait to help build on that work.”

The constabulary’s most senior officer, Chief Constable Justine Curran, who held a series of interviews for the post, described Asst Chief Con Forsyth as “a motivated and driven individual.” She said: “He will lead, inspire and help drive through the significant changes required to our structure, culture and performance in the future.”

Having joined Northamptonshire Police as a PC in 1994, aged 22, Asst Chief Con Forsyth rose to the rank of inspector within seven years and was the senior investigating officer for a range of complex cases, including murders and large scale paedophile enquiries.

Among his list of credentials, he is a qualified and accredited commander for counter terrorism, firearms and public order, and is also the national deputy chair for roads policing. He is currently the regional lead in the West Midlands for mental health and the higher potential development scheme.

For more information visit about Asst Chief Con Forsyth visit http://www.west-midlands.police.uk/keeping-you-safe/about-us/command-team/assistant-chief-constable-forsyth/index.aspx