Sussex Chief Constable standing down

The Chief Constable of Sussex Police has announced he will be stepping down after more than 30 years’ service.

Giles York QPM has been the most senior police officer in the county since 2014.

Mr York has been a leading light nationally in promoting equality in the policing locally and nationally. He is currently Vice Chair of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC), the national body representing the country’s most senior police officers.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for services to policing in the New Year’s Honours in 2015.

The full story is on the Sussex Police website here.

Mr York will leave in the summer.

Details of the procedure to recruit the next Chief Constable will be announced by the Police and Crime Commissioner in the coming weeks.