Policing Board appoints new Assistant Chief Constable

25 April 2016

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has appointed Chief Superintendent Alan Todd as Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

Speaking about the appointment Board Chair Anne Connolly said:

“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Alan on his success in this ACC appointment process.

As part of the PSNI Service Executive Team he will play a leading role, working to ensure the policing needs of the community are met and helping Northern Ireland’s communities to become safer and stronger.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the other candidates who applied and wish them well in the future.”


For further information please contact the Policing Board's Communications Branch on 07801 738795.

Notes to Editors

Appointment Panel: The ACC appointment panel was made up of: Anne Connolly (Board Chair and Panel Chair), Brenda Hale; Ross Hussey; Dolores Kelly; Roisin McGlone; Paul Nolan; Catherine Pollock; and Pat Sheehan.

Power of Appointment: The appointment was made by the Policing Board in accordance with Section 35 of the Police (NI) Act 2000. The appointment was subject to the approval of the Minister of Justice.
Pay Scale: The salary for this position is in accordance with nationally agreed Chief Officers Pay Structure which is £96,597 - £109,056 per annum plus benefits.

Personal Profile: Alan Todd has 24 year’s experience in policing, and has previously been District Commander for the area covering Newry, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, as well Chief Superintendent in District Policing Command at Headquarters. More recently he was Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Operational Support Department with responsibility for providing a wide range of professional and specialist support in the delivery of front line policing. Prior to that he was ACC for Rural Region. Alan has been responsible for leading the policing of major events such as the Giro d'Italia, commanding the police operation in respect of the Olympic Torch Run, co-coordinating border policing with An Garda Siochana and leading on the ServiceFirst change programme as well as transforming the Police Services contact management business area. He is also the UK National Lead for Contact Management and a member of the board of directors at the UK Police ICT company.

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