Selfie lands top Humberside Police job


Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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Residents within the Humberside Police region can now see a selfie of the man set to become their new Deputy Chief Constable.

Garry Forsyth was appointed to the £117,078-per-annum role after the force asked candidates to send in a self-taken portrait photograph to accompany their CV.

Mr Forsyth, West Midlands Police’s current Assistant Chief Constable, will assume the position this summer.

Justine Curran, Humberside Police’s Chief Constable, said it was key that the successful candidate embraced the latest technology. She was speaking in response to criticisms over the way the post was advertised on the force’s website.

A marketing specialist claimed that it should have been advertised in a different manner.

Mr Forsyth, who has published his selfie, expressed his “delight” at landing the job.

Chief Con Curran described Mr Forsyth as a “driven” and “motivated” man who will be helping to look after “significant changes” affecting Humberside Police.

He started his career with Northamptonshire Police 21 years ago, aged 22.

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Published: Monday 2nd March 2015 by The News Editor

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