The new chief constable of North Yorkshire wasted no time in making his presence felt after helping to detain a man just hours into his first shift. Dave Jones was visiting Catterick Garrison Police Station yesterday on his first day as the chief of North Yorkshire Police.
The new chief started his shift at midnight and the call came in at around 12.50am.
A spokesman said Mr Jones attended the scene of the incident, where local officers had stopped three men in their 20s. One of the suspects ran off and the chief gave chase.
The suspect was spotted trying to climb over a wall, down an alley and Mr Jones went after him with another officer who arrested him on suspicion of affray, the force said.
Two men were also arrested in connection with the incident.
The new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police has been outlining his priorities on the first day in the his new role.
Dave Jones has refused to rule out the possibility he might close police stations to save money. He also spoke about restoring public confidence after the departure of former boss Grahame Maxwell, who did not have his contract renewed after admitting to gross misconduct.
The new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, Dave Jones, will outline his aims and ambitions for the force this afternoon. He was previously Assistant Chief Constable of rural Northern Ireland and before that, he worked in Greater Manchester.
The force did not renew the contract of the previous Chief Constable, Grahame Maxwell, who admitted gross misconduct in May 2011.
The new Chief Constable of North Yorkshire police takes to the streets for his first patrol today. Dave Jones - who used be be senior officer in Norther Ireland - will also outline his aims and ambitions.