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Durham Police banks on Michael
A NORTH-East police force has appointed a second-in-command.
Michael Banks has been named Durham Constabulary’s deputy chief constable, having been temporary deputy chief constable since October last year.
Chief Constable Mike Barton said he was delighted at the appointment.
Mr Banks said he was honoured and looked forward to continuing his career working with dedicated, professional police officers and staff.
Mr Banks is responsible for the force’s performance, collaboration initiatives and strategic policing requirements.
A former commander of policing in Darlington, Sedgefield and Wear and Tees, the Sheffield University classics graduate has been with the force since 1985.
During that time he has had secondments to the Home Office, Government Office North East and Durham County Council and is the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (Acpo) lead on special constables and citizens and policing.
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