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13 December, 2023

Tim Forber named as preferred candidate for Chief Constable

Tim Forber named as preferred candidate for Chief Constable
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire, Zoë Metcalfe, has today announced that Tim Forber is to be put forward as her preferred candidate to become Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.

Tim has been selected as Commissioner Zoë’s preferred candidate following a robust recruitment process which involved a presentation to local internal and external stakeholders, a media exercise and culminated in a panel interview consisting of, the Chief Fire Officer, representative from His Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue Service, a Director from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, an Independent panel member and Commissioner Zoë.

The process, which was carried out on Monday 11 December and Tuesday 12 December, also included candidates having to design a presentation based on the results of an online survey conducted by Commissioner Zoë. Using the Commissioner’s Website and the North Yorkshire Police intranet the survey generated 852 individual responses about the crime and community safety issues.

Tim Forber is currently the Deputy Chief Constable at South Yorkshire Police. He joined South Yorkshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable in December 2016 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in June 2021.

The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Zoë Metcalfe will now put her preferred candidate to the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel, this will take place on 11 January 2024.

Commenting on the announcement of her preferred candidate, Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe said:

“I am delighted to name Tim Forber as my preferred candidate for York and North Yorkshire’s new Chief Constable.

“His depth of experience and commitment to collaboration and local neighbourhood policing across  rural and urban areas was clear from the interview process and I am delighted to be able to put him forward to the Police, Fire and Crime Panel.

“I have every confidence he has the right qualities to drive forward North Yorkshire Police to be an outstanding service and to keep people safe and feeling safe.”

Tim Forber said:

“I am hugely honoured to be selected as the preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police. I am looking forward to working tirelessly on behalf of the communities of York and North Yorkshire to ensure they have an outstanding police service.”