West Yorkshire Police’s deputy chief constable Jawaid Akhtar has retired from the force after more than 32 years service.
Chief Constable Mark Gilmore said Mr Akhtar had made a selfless contribution to the force.
He added: “He has given me invaluable support after I took up my post in early 2013.
“Jawaid has devoted his career to serving the communities of West Yorkshire and I am proud and privileged to have worked alongside him.
“His depth of knowledge, integrity, sound advice and ability to challenge issues in a positive and robust way have been a real asset to West Yorkshire Police.”
Mr Akhtar said: “I am extremely proud to have served West Yorkshire’s communities for almost 32 years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time.”