A FORMER marine has been promoted to the role of deputy chief constable at South Yorkshire Police.
Andy Holt, who served in both Northern Ireland and the Falklands, was previously the former assistant chief constable for territorial operations.
He was responsible for local policing and the force’s community safety department.
Chief Constable David Crompton said: “I am delighted Andy Holt has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police.
“He is a vastly experienced officer with wide knowledge of the force and his skills and abilities are ideally suited to the challenges which lie ahead.”
DCC Holt joined South Yorkshire Police in 2006.
He was a former chief superintendent with Greater Manchester Police, and there he led a subdivision in Moss Side before being promoted to chief superintendent and given responsibility for the Bury and Trafford Divisions.
Andy Holt is an experienced public order commander including and has managed policing operations at football matches.
He is also ACPO lead for pursuits and football in England and Wales.