For those of you following the misconduct hearing involving Chief Constable Grahame Maxwell, please find personal statement below from Mr Maxwell:
“Over the past 24 hours I have reflected on the outcome of the hearing into my actions during the recruitment campaign in February last year.
“I would like to reaffirm my deep and sincere apology to the residents of North Yorkshire, my officers and my police staff.
“The last thing in the world I would want to do is undermine the reputation of North Yorkshire Police.
I have been Chief Constable for almost four years. North Yorkshire Police has been my life during that time. I am immensely proud to be the Chief Constable of NYP and immensely proud of what the people who make up our police force have achieved in that time.
“I want to reassure the public of North Yorkshire and the City of York that it is very much business as usual. Every day our Officers, staff, special constables and volunteers are out there doing an excellent job, dealing with many difficult and challenging situations.
“My role now, is to continue to lead North Yorkshire Police and work with the members of the Police Authority to continue our good work and deliver the best possible policing service we can to the communities of North Yorkshire.
Grahame R Maxwell Chief Constable North Yorkshire Police
3.30pm 11 May 2011