Page last updated at 12:35 GMT, Friday, 18 December 2009

New deputy chief constable named

Colette Paul
Colette Paul joined South Wales Police from the Met two years ago

The assistant chief constable at South Wales Police is being promoted to become second in command.

The force has announced Colette Paul will become deputy chief constable on New Year's Day.

The 49-year-old has been a police officer for 25 years starting her career with the Met before moving to South Wales two years ago.

She will join new chief constable Peter Vaughan in leading the force into the next decade.

Ms Paul was one of three candidates interviewed for the position.

Since joining South Wales Ms Paul has been leading the protective services portfolio, which covers crime, specialist operations and intelligence, along with the force's Olympics preparations.

She has also had regional responsibility for terrorism and counter-terrorism.

She said: "Since joining this force two years ago I have been overcome by the warmth and friendliness of all those who live here.

"I am incredibly proud to have been chosen to help lead this force into the next decade.

"This position is really challenging, but a fantastic opportunity to develop links and work with other public authorities across Wales to provide everyone here with the best possible service."

Police Authority chairman Russell Roberts said: "Colette is an exceptional police officer and the authority is very pleased to appoint her.

"Her knowledge and understanding of policing is outstanding and complements that of our new Chief Constable Peter Vaughan."



Print Sponsor


SEE ALSO
South Wales Police name new chief
30 Jul 09 |  Wales

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific