Top cop retires after 32 years

West Yorkshire Police ACC Jawaid Akhtar
West Yorkshire Police ACC Jawaid Akhtar

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.”