A FORMER member of Thames Valley Police Authority has been named deputy police and crime commissioner for the force.
New crime commissioner, Anthony Stansfeld, who was voted in after just 13.3 per cent of the population in the region turned out last month, named David Carroll as his deputy on Friday.
Mr Stansfeld is also a former member of the now defunct police authority.
A confirmation hearing for Mr Carroll’s appointment took place at the Police and Crime Panel meeting on Thursday.
The panel then wrote to Mr Stansfeld recommending that Mr Carroll should be appointed as his deputy.
Mr Carroll, from High Wycombe, is a councillor on Buckinghamshire County Council and Wycombe District Council, as well as a former member of the police authority.
Mr Stansfeld said: “I am delighted that the panel has recommended the appointment of David Carroll as my deputy and I look forward to working with him in the future.
“Mr Carroll has experience and knowledge of Buckinghamshire, as well as an understanding of policing, and will help me ensure that I do the best job possible during my time in office.
“While Mr Carroll will be deputising for me as necessary across Thames Valley, I felt with my headquarters in Oxfordshire and my experience of Berkshire it was important I appointed someone with specific knowledge of Buckinghamshire to ensure I effectively represent the whole of Thames Valley.”
Mr Carroll added: “I am honoured to have been offered this position and be able to support Mr Stansfeld in ensuring that all of the communities of Thames Valley have their policing and crime needs met.”