South Yorkshire Police appoints new Deputy Chief Constable

Andy Holt has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.
Andy Holt has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.
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A NEW Deputy Chief Constable has been unveiled by South Yorkshire Police.

The force has appointed Andy Holt to the role and before his latest appointment, he had previously held the position of Assistant Chief Constable for territorial operations with SYP since 2006.

Following the appointment, Chief Constable David Crompton said: “I am delighted that Andy Holt has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

“He is a vastly experienced officer with wide knowledge of the force and his skills and abilities are ideally suited to the challenges which lie ahead.”

Before his appointment to Deputy Chief Constable, Mr Holt was Assistant Chief Constable with the responsibility for the force’s territorial operations, responsible for local policing and the force’s Community Safety Department.

A former Chief Superintendent with Greater Manchester Police, DCC Holt joined South Yorkshire Police in 2006.

Prior to joining the police service he served as an officer in HM Royal Marines and saw active service in both Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

During his 20 years service with Greater Manchester Police he led a subdivision in Moss Side before being promoted to Chief Superintendent and given responsibility for the Bury and Trafford Divisions of Greater Manchester Police.

Mr Holt is an experienced public order commander including managing policing operations at football matches.

He is also the ACPO lead for both police pursuits and football in England and Wales.