Keith Wilson, fleet manager at Northumbria Police, has become the new chairman of the National Association of Police Fleet Managers (NAPFM).
Wilson, who has been vice-chairman since 2011, succeeds Richard Flint, who would have normally stepped down last year after his two-year tenure, but due to personnel changes remained in post for a further year.
The new vice-chairman is Dennis Ord, fleet manager for Sussex Police.
Wilson told Fleet News that he aimed to “continue the work required to create standard police vehicles throughout the country, so that forces can reap the benefits of cheaper procurement and increased interoperability”.
He added: “I also want to ensure that NAPFM continues to thrive despite the current round of financial cuts and public service austerity, so that police officers continue to receive professional fleet-related advice that contributes to the delivery of high quality frontline policing.”
In addition, Wilson is keen to further strengthen links between blue light services and professional partners, such as the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Government Procurement Service.
“I want to continue the development of NAPFM as a professional body, offering support and shared best practice to all police fleet managers,” he said.