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North Yorkshire's new Chief Constable has been on his first patrol today

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CCTV footage shows new North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable chasing suspect an hour into first shift

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.

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New police chief outlines priorities

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.

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New Chief Constable of North Yorkshire to outline his plans

The new Chief Constable Dave Jones has previously worked in Greater Manchester and in Northern Ireland Credit: North Yorkshire Police

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.

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New Chief Constable on patrol in Northallerton

North Yorkshire Police's newly appointed Chief Constable, Dave Jones, has been on patrol in Northallerton this afternoon.

He is due to outline his aims and ambitions at a press conference at Northallerton Police Station.

North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones (left) on patrol in Northallerton Credit: ITV
North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones (right) on patrol in Northallerton Credit: ITV
North Yorkshire Police Chief Constable Dave Jones (left) at Northallerton Police Station Credit: ITV
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