CARL Langley has been appointed as the new Deputy Chief Constable for Dyfed Powys Police having joined the Force in March 2012 as Assistant Chief Constable from Lincolnshire Police.

He had previously undertaken an 18-year stint with Devon and Cornwall Police prior to moving to Lincolnshire where he rose to the rank of temporary Assistant Chief Constable.

Announcing the appointment, Chief Constable Simon Prince said: “The appointment of Carl Langley as my deputy is excellent news for the Force and for the communities of Dyfed Powys.

"Carl has already proved himself as an asset to the Force with the work he undertook on operational policing whilst Assistant Chief Constable, and more recently during his role as temporary Deputy Chief Constable, leading transformational changes to the way we safeguard our communities.

“Carl has a wealth of experience from his time working in Lincolnshire and Devon and Cornwall, both rural forces facing similar challenges to Dyfed Powys. His decisive leadership and desire to put people and the needs of our residents at the heart of everything we do will ensure that Dyfed Powys Police will continue to make a difference to all of our communities.”

Giving his reaction, Christopher Salmon, Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “I am delighted that Carl Langley has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Constable for the Force. His experience of operational policing and his knowledge of the Force and the communities we serve will be invaluable."

DCC Langley said: “Dyfed Powys is an excellent Force and over the last two years I have got to know a lot of officers and staff and I have seen their commitment and hard work to bring about justice, and to deliver services that are truly customer focused. I look forward to continuing the work that is already underway to ensure that we put the public at the heart of all that we do, and ensure that everyone receives the quality of service that they are entitled to expect from their police force."