Gwent Police has appointed Julian Williams as its new Deputy Chief Constable (DCC).
Mr Williams, will take up his position on 1st January 2017, following the departure of DCC Guildford, who is leaving us to become Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police.
Mr Williams, who joined South Wales Police in 1989 now has 27 years’ experience in policing across several different departments, including: Uniform, CID, corporate roles as well as Divisional Commander for the Western Division of South Wales, covering Swansea and Neath Port Talbot.
After completing 6 months as a Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (T/ACC) in South Wales, Mr Williams was seconded to Gwent Police as a T/ACC in June 2014. His role became permanent in Gwent in May 2015.
Commenting on his appointment to DCC, Mr Julian Williams said: “I am honoured to be appointed to this role. Since I started in Gwent I have been hugely impressed by the commitment of our officers and staff within the force, who work hard to provide an excellent service to the public and communities of Gwent.
“I am now looking forward to taking up the new role and working with colleagues and partners to meet the policing challenges of the future.”
Gwent Police Chief Constable, Jeff Farrar said: “I would like to pass on my sincere congratulations to ACC Julian Williams, who, yesterday (Monday 19th December), was successful in the selection process for the DCCs position here in Gwent.”
Gwent PCC Jeff Cuthbert said: “I am very pleased that Julian Williams has been appointed at the new Deputy Chief Constable for Gwent. I have worked with him closely since my election as Police and Crime Commissioner last May and am confident that with his knowledge and experience he will make a very positive contribution towards policing and wellbeing within Gwent.”
Source:: Gwent Police News