New Assistant Chief Constable chosen at West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police has appointed Temporary ACC Sarah Boycott
as Assistant Chief Constable.
T/ACC Boycott is currently serving with the Cheshire
Constabulary where she oversees local policing including
neighbourhood policing, firearms, public order, contact and
She was area commander for Warrington and Halton, worked as a
Deputy Programme Director at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of
Constabulary and spent two years working for the UN Department of
Peacekeeping Operations, based in New York, travelling extensively
to Sudan and Darfur.
She said: "The West Midlands is a challenging and complex
environment and I'm looking forward to joining the team and meeting
the challenges that come from unexpected incidents."
"Meeting people in West Midlands has made me appreciate what an
outstanding force it is, with lots of excellent people who are
committed and keen to make a difference to communities, which is
very close to my heart."
Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe welcomed the appointment:
"Sarah was an excellent candidate in a remarkably strong field. I'm
sure her experience and professionalism will be a great asset to
David Jamieson, the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
said: "Sarah Boycott will be an excellent addition to West Midlands
"She will be a first-rate Assistant Chief Constable, who brings a
wealth of experience to the role, and I look forward to working
closely with her to continue to make the West Midlands a safe place
to live in, where businesses want to invest."
T/ACC Boycott has been married for 24 years, to a now retired
police officer. She's a keen runner and mountaineer and has
represented Cheshire Constabulary at long distance events, often
organising successful women's teams and is chair of the Cheshire