New Deputy Chief Constable appointed for South Yorkshire Police

Chief Constable Stephen Watson QPM has today announced the appointment of Lauren Poultney as Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

Thursday, 15th April 2021, 6:56 pm

Lauren will take up the post at the end of the month following Mark Roberts appointment as Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary.

Throughout Lauren’s 23 year policing career, she has undertaken both uniformed and detective roles, working in a number of areas including neighbourhood policing, major crime, protecting vulnerable people and more.

Chief Constable Stephen Watson QPM said:

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Lauren Poultney is the new Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.

“I’m pleased to announce Lauren Poultney as the next Deputy Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police. Lauren has an extensive catalogue of achievements at a strategic level and brings a supportive and consultative leadership style whilst expecting the very highest standards.

“South Yorkshire Police is to experience a period of change within its leadership team as both the Deputy Chief Constable and I depart for challenges elsewhere but I’m absolutely confident that Lauren has the skillset and drive to continue our journey to become an outstanding police force and ensure South Yorkshire Police is recognised as the excellent force I believe it to be.”

ACC Lauren Poultney added:

“I’m delighted to have been appointed Deputy Chief Constable. I’ve been at South Yorkshire Police for four years and in that time, I have seen it develop at pace. I’ve seen hard working people pull together to ensure we take great strides towards our goal of delivering an outstanding service to the residents of South Yorkshire and I’m confident that achievement is now within reach.”