DERBYSHIRE’S first ever Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has announced his choice of deputy - fellow labour councillor Hardyal Dhindsa.
Derby city councillor, Mr Dhindsa has spent 30 years tackling drugs and domestic abuseand has lead on the integrated Domestic Abuse programme in Nottinghamshire, working with a multi-agency approach to offenders and victims.
Mr Charles said: “Hardyal Dhindsa’s work with Nottinghamshire Probation Trust, his excellent community links and the two years spent with the Crime and Drugs Partnership in Nottingham, leading on the drugs programme, will be invaluable.
“This experience, plus the work he has done on the Alcohol Treatment programme, will be of great benefit to me and to the people of Derbyshire in our fight against crime.
“We had a great deal of interest in the role and after shortlisting we interviewed six candidates, all of whom were of a high calibre, and I would like to congratulate Hardyal on his successful application.