THE former police commander for Solihull is celebrating a promotion in the force as one of two new assistant chief constables for West Midlands Police.
Gordon Scobbie will take up his new role later this month alongside fellow assistant Sharon Rowe.
During his five years in the region, the former chief superintendent has led many crime-cutting campaigns and aims to continue for years to come.
Assistant Chief Constable Scobbie, aged 47, pictured, said he was delighted to have the opportunity to serve the people of the West Midlands in his new role.
“It is both an honour and privilege to continue to work with the police authority and force colleagues for the benefit of our communities,” he said.
“I know that both the authority and the force want to push standards even higher and provide the West Midlands with a police service of the highest quality.”
Solihull Councillor Diana Holl-Allen, who is chairman of the authority said: “As the largest police force outside of the capital, we set high standards and appoint the most exceptionally able senior police officers.
“Following our recruitment process we are satisfied that both Sharon Rowe and Gordon Scobbie are the right people to assist us in keeping West Midlands Police at the forefront of setting policing standards.”
Sharon Rowe joins the West Midlands force from the London borough of Lambeth.