North Yorkshire Police Authority can confirm that Deputy Chief Constable Adam Briggs has requested to retire on 6 February 2011. NYPA has agreed to that request.
Jane Kenyon, Chairman of the Authority, said "Adam Briggs has been a fine Police Officer during his 31 years' service. His contribution has been respected and valued by the communities he has served in Cleveland, West and North Yorkshire".
'We wish Adam well in his retirement'.
Mr Briggs joined North Yorkshire Police in June 2007 and over the last three years the Force has enjoyed a significant reduction in crime, people killed and seriously injured on the roads and anti-social behaviour.
DCC Briggs said: "I am fortunate to have enjoyed a great career with the Police Service and I wish to express my respect to the men and women whom I have so enjoyed serving with.
They work hard every day, both Police Officers and Police Staff serving our communities with distinction. They deliver an excellent service, whatever the weather, the challenges and threats they face. I am proud to have served with them".