Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach has announced the appointment of Paul Hindson as his Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).
A Confirmation Hearing, held by the Police and Crime Panel, took place on yesterday (Tuesday Dec 5) when members were unanimous in their support of the appointment.
Mr Hindson has previously held leadership roles for regional probation services and offender management for the Ministry of Justice.
The recommendation to appoint him as Chief Executive of the OPCC followed a robust recruitment process which saw candidates interviewed by a community panel to assess their suitability for the role and their commitment to wider partnership work.
Willy Bach said: “I’m delighted that the Panel has supported my decision to ask Paul Hindson to take up the role as my Chief Executive.
“Paul has a wealth of knowledge and expertise gained from a series of leadership roles within the criminal justice field. With his proven track record of transforming complex models into reality and inspiring partners to deliver challenging goals, I’m confident is the right person to take forward the delivery of my Police and Crime Plan.”
Paul Hindson said: “I really look forward to working with the Commissioner to deliver his Police and Crime Plan. Throughout my career I have tried to deliver changes for the public benefit alongside value for money and this is an opportunity to do that in one of the key public services.
“A big part of that will be engaging with the public and partners to ensure that the service delivered meets their needs and expectations.”
Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, Cllr Joe Orson, said: “The Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Panel held a Confirmation Hearing to review the proposed appointment of Mr Hindson as Chief Executive Officer. At the Hearing Mr Hindson was thoroughly questioned by the Panel on his suitability for the role and he answered the questions fully and competently. As a result the Panel has endorsed the appointment of Mr Hindson to the role.”
Mr Hindson, from Narborough, has vast criminal justice experience working with the Ministry of Justice, the Home Office and the Probation Service.
Keen to support initiatives that drive transformation, develop innovation, improve quality and enhance community engagement he has been closely involved in the delivery of the Transforming Rehabilitation contract. This is the name given to the government’s programme for how offenders are managed in England and Wales.
Prior to this he was managing director of Justice Working Links for two years in which he was responsible for the delivery of all justice services nationally and for the transformation of existing justice services in Community Rehabilitation Companies across Wales and the South West of England.
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Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017