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16 February, 2024

Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe announces start date for Chief Constable of North Yorkshire

Tim Forber and Commissioner Zoe standing outside Joint services HQ
Tim Forber will start his role as Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police on Monday 1 April 2024.

On 11 January, the Police, Fire & Crime Panel endorsed the Commissioner’s preferred candidate, Tim Forber, to be the next Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.

The Commissioner has today confirmed that Tim will take up his role from 1 April 2024 following the retirement of Lisa Winward on 31 March 2024. Elliot Foskett is currently the Acting Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police.

Following the meeting of the Police, Fire and Crime Panel, Commissioner Zoë Metcalfe said:

“I am delighted that the Police, Fire and Crime Panel have endorsed my recommendation for Tim to be appointed as North Yorkshire Police’s Chief Constable.

“During the interview process he demonstrated his depth of experience and commitment to collaboration and local neighbourhood policing across rural and urban areas.

“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 appointed 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.”