HMIC today announces the appointments of Olivia Pinkney and Peter Spindler as Assistant Inspectors of Constabulary (AIC)

Olivia Pinkney and Peter Spindler took up their roles on 02 April 2013 and will provide operational experience to HMIC inspection programmes. They will also be representing the HMIC senior team at stakeholder level.

AIC Pinkney was an Assistant Chief Constable on the joint Surrey and Sussex Chief Officer teams and was responsible for operational collaboration for the two forces, as well as across the south east region for serious organised crime and the regional organised crime unit.

AIC Spindler joins from the Metropolitan Police Service, where as a Commander he has led on covert policing, professional standards and Specialist Crime Investigations. He has been the ACPO lead for Technical Surveillance and Family Liaison Officers.

HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, said:

“I am pleased to welcome AICs Pinkney and Spindler to HMIC. They bring with them a wealth of current and operational policing experience, which will be invaluable in delivering HMIC’s commitment to the public to inspect and encourage improvement within the police service.”

Notes to Editors

  1. AICs Pinkney and Spindler replace former AICs Vic Towell and Jo Kaye, who left HMIC at the end of 2012
  2. HMIC is an independent inspectorate, inspecting policing in the public interest, and rigorously examines the efficiency and effectiveness of police forces to tackle crime and terrorism, improve criminal justice and raise confidence. HMIC inspects and regulates all 43 police forces in England and Wales together with other major policing bodies. For more information please see the HMIC website
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