Current Deputy Chief Constable
Winton Keenen has been appointed as Acting Chief Constable
with effect from Monday, due to the fact that Mr Ashman has a number of police engagements outside the force area and accumulated annual leave before his retirement date.
In a statement, Mr Keane said: "Following allegations made in late 2016 against Chief Constable
Simon Byrne and following advice from the IPCC, a local investigation, conducted by an external police force, has been under way in accordance with the statutory police conduct regime.
The former deputy chief constable
of Gwent Police, Julian Williams, has been named as the new chief constable
of the service, Gwent PCC (Police and Crime Commissioner) Jeff Cuthbert announced.
Mr Vaughan said: "It has been a great honour and privilege to be the Chief Constable
for South Wales Police, a service I joined in 1984.
The appointment was announced by West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson, who said: "Dee comes to this role with a great deal of experience and understanding having served West Yorkshire first as deputy and then more recently as temporary chief constable
For the job has been given to Jo Farrell who is currently an assistant chief constable
with Northumbria Police.
Iain Spittal was given the role on a temporary basis following two and a half years as Cleveland's 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.
During his time as chief constable
, the force has faced unprecedented cuts and has seen its budget slashed by more than PS146 million.
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
The Home Affairs committee was critical of Gwent commissioner Ian Johnston who "persuaded" Chief Constable
Carmel Napier to retire, which meant the formal process was bypassed.
A SENIOR policeman facing gross misconduct allegations has claimed he was sexually discriminated against when a woman landed his force's chief constable
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.