ACPO unveils new motorcycle lead

12.00 | 1 April 2014 | | 7 comments

Deputy chief constable Tim Madgwick, who has almost 25 years’ service with North Yorkshire Police, is the new ACPO lead for motorcycling.

DCC Madgwick succeeds DCC David Griffin from Humberside Police, who had been ACPO lead on motorcycle safety since 2004.

Tim Madgwick joined North Yorkshire Police in 1988 at the age of 30 after spells in education and private business.

He served in York as a constable, sergeant and inspector before becoming the chief constable’s staff officer and moving to police HQ in 2001. He was promoted to chief inspector in 2002, superintendent in 2003 and then chief superintendent and area commander for the York and Selby districts.

In 2005 he led a research project on the future delivery of policing and in November of that year became head of corporate development. In 2007 he was appointed chief of staff to the chief constable.

In 2009 he was made acting assistant chief constable and in 2011 he was promoted to the position of deputy chief constable. In May 2013 he took up his current post of temporary chief constable of North Yorkshire Police.

The full title of his new role with ACPO is national lead for motorcycling, community safety and the community safety accreditation scheme.

Tim Madgwck and his wife De have two daughters. He has a passion for sport and has played rugby at county level, run marathons and has played in the York & District Tennis League. He has also been chair of the City of York Special Olympics Group (a charity supporting learning disabled people to participate in sport).


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    Tim Madgwick hosted a live webchat on 1st April with lots of interesting content. I believe he is a consummate professional who is very committed to this new role. Let’s give him a chance.

    Mark – Wiltshire
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    Does he ride a motor-cycle? He does not even say he is interested in motor-cycling, seems another armchair ‘expert’.

    Terry Hudson, Kent
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    Before we get bogged down, the article does say that he will represent ACPO with regard to motorcycling, community safety and the community safety accreditation scheme. So not just motorcycling.

    bob craven Lancs
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    It wasn’t jaundiced or judgemental but merely a technical observation as to whether ACPO had a lead officer for each transport mode. You seem to imply that it’s only for motorcyclists and is based upon the ksi to road user. Does anyone know if this the only mode with specific lead representation and on what basis?

    Rod King, 20’s Plenty for Us, Cheshire
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    Reading the headline, I presumed (and hoped) this would be about someone who is a senior police officer with an active interest and background in motorcycling, but the article doesn’t seem to confirm this.

    Hugh Jones, Cheshire
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    Given the number of motorcycling KSIs in proportion to the amount of riders on our roads, I cannot see why Rod has to make a somewhat jaundiced comment regarding this appointment. Motorcycling KSIs ought to be a real priority to anyone who works in the field of road safety and I applaud this news on that basis.

    David, Suffolk
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    That’s interesting. I was aware of their being a lead officer for road policing, but now it appears we have one for a specific mode of transport. I wonder if we have one for walking and one for cycling?

    Rod King 20’s Plenty for Us
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