Assistant Chief Constable
Simon Nickless will step into the role of Temporary Deputy Chief Constable
Deputy chief constable
David Thompson will be taking the helm of the region's police force when Chris Sims retires from the force in January 2016.
Mr Jamieson said: "David Thompson is an excellent police officer who I am delighted to announce as my preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable
of West Midlands Police.
He added: "After nearly 35 years as a police officer, with the last nine as a chief constable
in Scotland, I believe the time is right for me to try and take up new challenges and also to allow the start of a process to recruit my successor.
I am extremely proud to be Chief Constable
of one of the highest performing forces in the UK.
During his time as chief constable
, the force has faced unprecedented cuts and has seen its budget slashed by more than PS146 million.
She was an experienced Firearms and Football Commander and was appointed Assistant Chief Constable
for Gwent in May 2013.
Mrs Baird said: "I am now in a position to respond to recent rumours about the Chief Constable
of Northumbria Police.
Retired Chief Superintendent Rowley said: "I'm sure I speak colleagues, police and civilian alike, when I say Sir Philip extremely well liked and Chief Constable
Subject to their approval, Mr Byrne will take his oath of office and become Cheshire's Chief Constable
on June 25.
His boss, West Yorkshire's chief constable
Mark Gilmore, hailed Mr Akhtar for the "very significant and selfless contribution" he had made both locally and nationally.
The report said: "This disdainful attitude towards scrutiny by Parliament, as well as an indication of a clear oversensitivity to criticism, from a politician elected by less than 8% of the electorate, who had managed to side-step the statutory arrangements for local scrutiny of his decision to sack the chief constable
, is further evidence.
A POLICE and crime commissioner who asked his force's chief constable
to resign is today accused by MPs of side-stepping the statutory process and treating Parliament with disdain.
Derek Bonnard, 50, was suspended from his PS118,052-a-year job as deputy chief constable
of Cleveland Police after being arrested in August 2011 in a corruption probe.
The first Chief Constable
of the new Police Service of Scotland will shape and lead the second largest force in the UK with more than 17,000 officers and around 6,500 support staff serving more than five million people.