Assistant chief constable at Northamptonshire Police to move to West Yorkshire Police

Assistant chief constable Russ Foster
Assistant chief constable Russ Foster

An assistant chief constable at Northamptonshire Police is set to leave the force after just over a year in his role.

Russ Foster, who joined Northamptonshire in June 2013 having previously served with Nottinghamshire Police and Derbyshire Constabulary, has been appointed as assistant chief constable West Yorkshire Police.

He currently has responsibility for specialist crime and territorial policing and has previously held portfolios for criminal justice and professional standards.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee said Mr Foster was leaving for both “professional and personal reasons”.

He said: “During his service with Northamptonshire, Russ has successfully managed a broad operational portfolio and made a significant contribution to the work to improve the force’s performance.

“He is moving to West Yorkshire for both professional and personal reasons. The timing of his move from Northamptonshire has yet to be agreed but, in the meantime, the recruitment of a new assistant chief constable is being progressed and Russ will continue to lead key aspects of the force’s activity with his usual professionalism and commitment.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds added: “Russ is a talented officer who has made a substantial contribution in a short amount of time and I wish him well.”