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13/01/2010 - Peter Goodman Appointed As Deputy Chief Constable For Regional Police Collaboration

Peter GoodmanPeter Goodman, currently Assistant Chief Constable with Derbyshire Constabulary, has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) to lead collaboration between the five East Midlands police forces. This is a brand new DCC role for the region and is one of the first such appointments in England.

Peter Goodman will manage existing and new regional operational teams, including the East Midlands Special Operations Unit and the Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit. He will also run the East Midlands Police Collaboration Programme, including joint regional work on operational and non-operational support services. He will take over responsibility for direction of the programme from Andrew Ford, when Andrew returns to the Home Office at the end of his secondment as Programme Director in March 2010.

Peter says: "I am delighted at my appointment. I have worked with regional teams and on regional collaboration for some time now. I look forward to leading the regional work."

Janet Birkin, who is Chair of the East Midlands Police Authorities Joint Committee, the Joint Chair of the East Midlands Collaboration Board and the Chair of Derbyshire Police Authority, adds: "I am very pleased to announce that Peter Goodman is to be our first Deputy Chief Constable for regional collaboration. His appointment brings together for the first time the management of regional operational units and the direction of our collaboration programme."

Richard Crompton, the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, Chair of the East Midlands Regional Association of Chief Police Officers and Joint Chair of the East Midlands Collaboration Board comments: "The police forces and police authorities in this region have an excellent track record on collaboration. Peter Goodman's appointment will strengthen the ability of police forces in the region to work together."

Assistant Chief Constable Peter Goodman - Biography

Peter Goodman is the current Assistant Chief Constable, Operations, for Derbyshire Constabulary. Within this role he is responsible for Crime, Specialist Operations, Community Safety and Territorial Policing. He was promoted into this position on 19th March 2007.

Regionally he leads on the 'Pursue' and 'Prevent' strands of Counter Terrorism and is line manager for the East Midlands Counter Terrorist Intelligence Unit. Nationally, he is a member of ACPO Forensic Science Committee and leads the Sub-Committee on Innovation and Technology. He also leads the Information Management work stream of the National Forensic Science Strategy 'Forensics 21'.

Prior to this, Peter served for six years in West Midlands Police where he was the Divisional Commander for Central Birmingham and Aston Basic Command Units. Prior to serving with the West Midlands Police he was an officer in Nottinghamshire for 13 years serving in both uniform and detective postings up to the rank of Detective Chief Inspector.

Peter is married with three children and lives in a small village in the heart of the Midlands. He attended Nottingham High School and went on to complete a BA in English Literature at Leeds University, before joining the police. He has a keen interest in sport, in particular football and rugby and maintains an interest in current affairs.

Updated: 16th January 2010 at 14:20