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North Yorkshire Police chief role to be advertised again
10:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
The chance to lead North Yorkshire Police is to be readvertised to ensure the “best possible person” is recruited.
Julia Mulligan, the police and crime commissioner for the county, decided to readvertise despite a day-long selection process last week when four candidates were interviewed for the chief constable role.
She said although there was a “range of highly talented candidates” she wanted to “test the market again”.
Temporary chief constable Tim Madgwick, viewed by many as the favourite for the role, said: “While I am clearly disappointed with the result, I am committed to leading the force through this interim period.
“We have a lot to achieve over the next couple of months, not least a continued focus on performance and consultation on the police and crime plan.”
Mr Madgwick, North Yorkshire Police’s former deputy chief constable, temporarily took over the reins in May 2012 from former chief Grahame Maxwell and said he would “throw his hat in the ring” to take on the role permanently.
Upon her election, Mrs Mulligan said her priority was to find a new chief constable and said she was looking for a “highly motivated, vocationally driven senior officer” who would go further in “understanding and tackling the root causes of crime and antisocial behaviour”.
The role offers a £133,068-a-year salary for a four-year fixed term.