Police appoint new chief constable

New Chief Constable Mr Crompton.
New Chief Constable Mr Crompton.

South Yorkshire Police Authority has appointed a new chief constable for the county.

David Crompton, 48, originally from Manchester, takes over from Meredydd Hughes who retired from the Force in October.

Mr Crompton joins South Yorkshire Police after previously holding a number of roles at West Yorkshire Police.

He has been assistant chief constable for local policing and assistant chief constable for territorial operations before becoming deputy chief constable in 2008.

At West Yorkshire Police, Mr Crompton has been leading proposals to save more than £100 million over the next three and a half years as part of a cost reduction strategy.

Mr Crompton said: “It is a great honour and privilege to become chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, a Force which has a fantastic reputation as one of the best in the country.”

Mr Crompton will take up the position in the next few weeks.