Giles York confirmed as Sussex Police chief constable

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Image caption Giles York began his police career in the Kent force

Giles York has been confirmed as the new chief constable of Sussex Police, the Sussex Police and Crime Panel have announced.

The recruitment process began in April after Martin Richards retired from the position.

Mr York was appointed temporary chief constable in March, having been in the deputy position since 2008.

He had been the proposed candidate of Katy Bourne, the police and crime commissioner for Sussex.

Ms Bourne said she was "delighted that the panel has approved my decision to appoint Mr York as the next Sussex chief constable".

Special Branch

She praised Mr York for his "exceptional experience of policing".

"I have every confidence in his capabilities to lead Sussex Police in the future and I look forward to working with him to deliver the priorities within the Police and Crime Plan 'Safer in Sussex'," she added.

Mr York started his service with Kent Police in 1990 where he served as area commander of Medway and the head of Special Branch within the force.

Before moving to Sussex, Mr York was the assistant chief constable for South Wales Police.

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