Sheffield & South Yorkshire

First woman given senior role at South Yorkshire Police

Jo Byrne, ACC, South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Mrs Byrne has worked for West Midlands Police since 1986

Jo Byrne has become the first woman to be appointed to a chief officer position with South Yorkshire Police.

Mrs Byrne, who has worked for West Midlands Police since 1986, has been selected as Assistant Chief Constable.

The 47-year-old, an experienced strategic firearms commander, said she was "thrilled" to be joining the South Yorkshire force.

Chief Constable of South Yorkshire, David Crompton, described Mrs Byrne as a "hugely capable" officer.

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