Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Appoints Deputy

05 December 2012 16:22

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Appoints Deputy

Issued on behalf of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Warwickshire’s newly appointed Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Ball, has appointed a Deputy.

In the first major appointment since taking office on 22 November, Ron Ball has announced that he is to appoint Dr. Eric Wood, OBE, DL as his Deputy PCC.

Eric Wood was formerly the Chief Executive to the Warwickshire Police Authority, and has 18-years experience of leadership and governance through his work as Deputy and County Education Officer in addition to his work with the police authority.

Speaking about the appointment Eric said, “I am delighted at the opportunity to work with Ron Ball in the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire.

There are significant challenges ahead and I know that Ron is determined to demonstrate that the role of PCC will ensure that our police force is accountable and provides efficient and effective policing.

I intend to help him deliver that promise and together we will focus our efforts on cutting crime, working in partnership with others, and improving community safety.”

Eric will not be able to take up the role of deputy PCC until his appointment has been ratified at a confirmation hearing of the Police and Crime Panel.

Speaking about his decision to appoint Eric Wood as his deputy, Ron Ball said, “The office of PCC is brand new. In order to make sure the PCC can begin to work effectively immediately it will be invaluable knowing I have someone with me who already knows some of the people and the way they operate. I am very much looking forward to working with Eric.”


Notes for Editors

Eric Wood - Deputy County Education Officer, Warwickshire, 1959 – 1995County Education Officer, Warwickshire, 1995 – 2006Chief Executive, Warwickshire Police Authority, 2006 – 2008Eric received a Doctorate of Education, Warwick University 2006 and became a Freeman of the Borough of Rugby in 2007. He has been Governor of Rugby School since 2008 and a Governor of Lawrence Sheriff School from 2010. He was appointed Deputy Lieutenant, Warwickshire in 2009 and received an OBE in the same year.

Contact - Ron Ball, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner – 01926 412322Eric Wood, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner – 01926 412322

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