- First West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Elected (17 November 2012)
- Calderdale Gets Opportunity to Meet Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Nov 2012)
- National Campaign to End Domestic Violence Backed By New West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (23 Nov 2012)
- West Yorkshire PCC Launches New Campaign Listening To You First (29 Nov 2012)
- 'Listening to You First' Budget and Police and Crime Survey (29 Nov 2012)
- West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner meets with Police Minister (30 Nov 2012)
- West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner calls on the Home Secretary to Stop the Unfair Cuts to Policing (3 Dec 2012)
- West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Called on Home Secretary to Stop Unfair Cuts to Policing (4 Dec 2012)
- Comment from the Police and Crime Commissioner on the Chancellor's Autumn Statement (5 Dec 2012)
- Open Letter to the Home Secretary (17 Dec 2012)
- Response to Announcement (19 Dec 2012)
- West Yorkshire Police Funding of 20% To Be Achieved (20 Dec 2012)
- New Year Message (31 Dec 2012)
- Mark Resigns As District Councillor (14 Jan 2013)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Reaches Out Through Social Media (16 Jan 2013)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Roundtable on Hate Crime (18 Jan 2013)
- Overall Crime Down in West Yorkshire (24 Jan 2013)
- Proposed Increase to the Policing Precept (28 Jan 2013)
- Joint Statement on 2006 Molly Wright Murder and BBC Inside Out (28 Jan 2013)
- Commissioner Consults with Young People About Policing Priorities (31 Jan 2013)
- Community Involvement in Chief Constable Interviews (31 Jan 2013)
- New Chief Constable for West Yorkshire Police (1 Feb 2013)
- Police and Crime Panel Supports Commissioner's Investment in Frontline Policing (6 Feb 2013)
- Police & Crime Panel Confirm the Appointment of Next Chief Constable (8 Feb 2013)
- IPCC Scrutiny of West Yorkshire Police and Six Other Forces Involvement in Savile Enquiry (20 Feb 2013)
- Statement about Huddersfield v Hull match (22 Feb 2013)
- Tackling crime relies on the law abiding majority (5 March 2013)
- Keeping the Public Safe at Football Games (7 March 2013)
- West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner to Appoint a Deputy (25 March 2013)
- Mark Burns Williamson to launch Police and Crime Plan (27 March 2013)
- Comment from the Police and Crime Commissioner following the publication of the IPCC report into the conduct of Sir Norman Bettison (28 March 2013)
- Commissioner to hold surgery in Batley (4 Apr 2013)
- Fewer crime victims in West Yorkshire (25 Apr 2013)
- Commissioner to hold surgery in Otley (7 May 2013)
- Response to West Yorkshire Police Report on Savile (10 May 2013)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Announces "Root and Branch Review" of Police Complaints (15 May 2013)
- Police and Crime Commissioner Marks Six Months in Office (23 May 2013)
Police & Crime Panel Confirm the Appointment of Next Chief Constable (8 Feb 2013)
Today, the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel confirmed the appointment of Mark Gilmore to the post of Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.
The Police and Crime Panel, made up of elected and independent members from across West Yorkshire, had the power to either ratify or veto the Police and Crime Commissioner's proposed candidate as part of the new arrangements for policing that have been in place since November 2012.
At the public 'Confirmation Hearing' Panel Members asked Mark Gilmore a series of questions to enable them to assess his professional competence and personal independence.
On the basis of Mark's responses at the Hearing and the supporting documents provided by the Commissioner, the Panel felt assured that the candidate was fully able to take on the position of Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.
Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, Cllr Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: "We were impressed by Mark and as a Panel we believe that he has the leadership qualities necessary to lead the West Yorkshire Police Force on behalf of all our residents whilst maintaining its operational independence.
"He is clearly passionate about public service and importantly he is committed to front line and neighbourhood policing. His previous experience and personal qualities have convinced us that he will make an excellent Chief Constable and as a Panel we look forward to working with him in the future."
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said: "I am delighted that the Police and Crime Panel supported my choice of Mark Gilmore to be the next Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police.
"There were four very strong candidates for the job but Mark's experience and performance during the interview process convinced me that he was the right person to lead the Force and to deliver against the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan. I am extremely pleased that the Panel were satisfied with how I made my selection."
Mark Gilmore said: "I'd like to thank the Police and Crime Panel for confirming my appointment as Chief Constable. It is a huge privilege to be chosen to lead a large force with such a stong reputation and I am looking forward to working closely with the Commissioner and the Panel.
A full report outlining the Panel's decision will be published on the Police and Crime Panel's website (www.westyorkshire-pcp.gov.uk)
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