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Hardyal Singh Dhindsa
|Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner|
|Assumed office |
5 May 2016
|Preceded by||Alan Charles|
Hardyal Dhindsa is an English politician, and the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire, representing the Labour Party. Elected to the post on 5 May 2016, succeeding the previous incumbent, Alan Charles.
He lived in Derby and Derbyshire since 1967 when he arrived from Punjab in India. He is married with three grown up sons.
Graduated with a degree in Psychology from Bangor University, North Wales and worked as an Assistant Psychologist in the NHS. He qualified as a Social Worker from the London School of Economics in 1985 and has 30 years’ experience as a Probation Officer, Practitioner and Strategic Manager in a Criminal Justice Agency, overseeing a £22million budget and 500 personnel.
During this time he had a two-year secondment as Deputy Director to the Nottingham Crime and Drugs Partnership to combat the negative social and criminal impact of drugs and alcohol abuse; prioritising community safety and reducing crime.
He has been a senior elected Labour member of Derby City Council; holding key Cabinet posts for over 20 years.
In 2013, he became Derbyshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, working with Commissioner Alan Charles until he was elected PCC in May 2016.
- "Derby city councillor Hardyal Dhindsa elected Derbyshire police and crime commissioner". Derby Telegraph. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
- "Labour candidate becomes Derbyshire PCC". BBC News. BBC. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.