New Assistant Chief Constable for Avon and Somerset Police
AVON and Somerset Constabulary's former Chief Superintendent has been promoted to Assistant Chief Constable after 28 years of service within the force.
ACC Dave Hayler will now be responsible for communications - the handling of 999 and 101 telephone calls - criminal justice and corporate information management.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to be ACC in the force that I’ve spent all of my service in," he said.
"Whilst I know that we’re facing some real challenges in the future, I also know that we have a great team of police officers and staff who are committed to providing excellent services to the public.”
He added: “I’m really looking forward to leading the organisation in each of these areas. I feel really fortunate to be heading some really great teams filled with staff who work hard every day to provide the public with the best possible service.”
His priorities going froward are to ensure that the communications department continues help callers asking for help to the best of their ability, improve the service victims and witnesses receive from police from initial contact through to teh momnet their cases reach the courts.
The ACC also pledged to drive the progress made to protect the most vulnerable people in the region and data.
Throughout his career, he has worked across a range of departments and services in the force, gaining experience in everything from leading the 999 call centre as a Chief Inspector to heading policing teams as a Chief Superintendent in North Bristol and Bath.
ACC Hayler has also led high-profile operations including the Olympic Torch Relay.
He also has a BA (Hons) in Police studies.
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