Bolton's most senior police officer to be axed in cost-cutting move

Bolton's most senior police officer to be axed in cost-cutting move

Ch Supt David Hull

Ch Supt David Hull

First published in News The Bolton News: Photograph of the Author by , crime reporter

THE post held by Bolton’s top cop Ch Supt David Hull is to be axed as part of controversial cash saving measures.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) will cut almost half of the chief superintendents in charge of the force’s 10 divisions.

The cost saving plans will see Ch Supt David Hull, who has been the town’s most senior officer for nearly three years, step aside to allow Bolton to merge with Wigan.

Wigan is headed up by Ch Supt Shaun Donnellan, who will take over the reins for Bolton and Wigan.

The latest changes will save GMP up to £250,000 a year.

GMP’s Ch Con Peter Fahy said: “I am confident the changes will not impact on the way we work together with the council on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Supt Andrea Jones, from Wigan police, will replace Bolton’s superintendents, Steve Nibloe and Mark Bell. She has previously worked in Bolton.

Supt Bell, who is charge of Bolton police's relationship with the council and other agencies, will stay in Bolton but will take on the role of a chief inspector in operations.

He moved to Bolton from a chief inspector post in Rochdale last summer.

And Supt Steve Nibloe, who currently heads up the town’s operations, will move to north Manchester.


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Ch Insp Carol Martin will stay in her partnership role.

Ch Con Peter Fahy said: “Recently, the Home Office said that budget cuts will continue until 2018 and that will affect all public services.

“I genuinely believe that, in the last few years, we have made some significant gains in the way Greater Manchester is policed.

“We do not want to go back to being a force that just responds to emergency situations and I believe that that will not be the case.”

He added: “When I took over the role in 2008, we had more than 8,000 officers and it is looking like, by 2018, we could be left with closer to 6,000.

“I am sure members of the public would much prefer we make cuts at the top rather than front-line services.”

Sean Harriss, chief executive of Bolton Council said: “I will be sad to see David Hull and Steve Nibloe move away from the town, and I’d like to thank them for all they have contributed to Bolton over the last few years.

"However, I am looking forward to working with the new senior team in the future.”

Salford’s Ch Supt Mary Doyle will stay at Salford and also take charge at Trafford, while Trafford’s Ch Supt Mark Roberts will be moved.

In Rochdale and Bury, Rochdale’s existing Ch Supt, Annette Anderson will stay at Rochdale and will also take charge at Bury. Bury Ch Supt Tim Forber will be moved.

Tameside Ch Supt Caroline Ball will stay at Tameside and will also take charge at Oldham.

Oldham Ch Supt Catherine Hankinson will move to South Manchester, replacing Ch Supt Robert Pots.

Stockport will keep Ch Supt Chris Sykes and Mancester North will keep Ch Supt Nick Adderley.

The changes will take place at the start of March.

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6:54am Tue 11 Feb 14

Hulton Park says...

i commented on this over a week ago. How come it's only news now to the BN?
i commented on this over a week ago. How come it's only news now to the BN? Hulton Park
  • Score: 12

9:06am Tue 11 Feb 14

soup153 says...

All these saving when dose the money off Council Tax come.
All these saving when dose the money off Council Tax come. soup153
  • Score: -8

9:24am Tue 11 Feb 14

Comment777 says...

Another one off the street...can only be good news when a member of the ruling class elites oppressive and protective group is removed from office
Another one off the street...can only be good news when a member of the ruling class elites oppressive and protective group is removed from office Comment777
  • Score: -10

9:42am Tue 11 Feb 14

whitehorselawyer says...

The McDonalds should benefit more dossing to be done and bradshawgate posing with the girls in there 4x4s will increase.. any organisation with the kind of wage structure and seniors in place should be able to flourish,however the apathy within this system,is steeped to be fair the government don't support with the cherry picking cps and weak sentencing to boot..cops should be back on the beat front-line seeing whats happening not turning up every 3 month 100 strong showing off to the public how committed they are while some pips sit in a warm office mouthing to the media,brains or brawn ? i would have this guy out on a pedal cycle along with the most out of condition lazy officers keeping warm behind a car heater sat on bradshawgate ,of a weekend chatting up the girls while the pensioners are too scared to leave there homes after dark.
The McDonalds should benefit more dossing to be done and bradshawgate posing with the girls in there 4x4s will increase.. any organisation with the kind of wage structure and seniors in place should be able to flourish,however the apathy within this system,is steeped to be fair the government don't support with the cherry picking cps and weak sentencing to boot..cops should be back on the beat front-line seeing whats happening not turning up every 3 month 100 strong showing off to the public how committed they are while some pips sit in a warm office mouthing to the media,brains or brawn ? i would have this guy out on a pedal cycle along with the most out of condition lazy officers keeping warm behind a car heater sat on bradshawgate ,of a weekend chatting up the girls while the pensioners are too scared to leave there homes after dark. whitehorselawyer
  • Score: -10

10:16am Tue 11 Feb 14

boltonchap says...

Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector. boltonchap
  • Score: 19

10:44am Tue 11 Feb 14

whitehorselawyer says...

boltonchap wrote:
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all .
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.[/p][/quote]senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all . whitehorselawyer
  • Score: -8

10:50am Tue 11 Feb 14

Comment777 says...

boltonchap wrote:
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
Please look up the meaning of 'begs the question'
[quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.[/p][/quote]Please look up the meaning of 'begs the question' Comment777
  • Score: -11

11:12am Tue 11 Feb 14

Phil from Smithills says...

If the police forces need to save money as it would appear by the losing of Bolton's Chief Superintendent position, then by amalgamating GMP with the Lancashire Constabulary would have greater savings. The Cheshire part, could ounce more be policed by the Cheshire Constabulary.

Less Chief Constables and deputies and assistants, less Police Commissioners and deputies.
If the police forces need to save money as it would appear by the losing of Bolton's Chief Superintendent position, then by amalgamating GMP with the Lancashire Constabulary would have greater savings. The Cheshire part, could ounce more be policed by the Cheshire Constabulary. Less Chief Constables and deputies and assistants, less Police Commissioners and deputies. Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 12

1:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

boltonchamp says...

This guys a bellend anyway locked me up a few times. Muppet
This guys a bellend anyway locked me up a few times. Muppet boltonchamp
  • Score: -11

1:19pm Tue 11 Feb 14

thomas222 says...

The cost of the two ex Labour people given the jobs of commissioners and assistant has to come from some where. Hope they are enjoying the public services gravy train as much as they did the Government gravy train.
The cost of the two ex Labour people given the jobs of commissioners and assistant has to come from some where. Hope they are enjoying the public services gravy train as much as they did the Government gravy train. thomas222
  • Score: 14

4:01pm Tue 11 Feb 14

AndrewMartinS says...

Why doesn't the Labour commissioner get rid of the politician he hired as his deputy? That would save money!
Why doesn't the Labour commissioner get rid of the politician he hired as his deputy? That would save money! AndrewMartinS
  • Score: 11

5:43pm Tue 11 Feb 14

boltonchap says...

Comment777 wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
Please look up the meaning of 'begs the question'
Why don't you look up the meaning of pedantic prat?
[quote][p][bold]Comment777[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.[/p][/quote]Please look up the meaning of 'begs the question'[/p][/quote]Why don't you look up the meaning of pedantic prat? boltonchap
  • Score: 9

6:38pm Tue 11 Feb 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

These cuts are disgusting. We won't have a police force soon! Vote UKIP!
These cuts are disgusting. We won't have a police force soon! Vote UKIP! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: 4

6:45pm Tue 11 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

Lets start by getting shut of that oxygen thief Tony Loyd, and all other police commissioners across the land. Next, get shut of that self loving Chief Constable Peter Fahy. Why on earth that bloke should have been knighted is beyond me.

Now, let's get real about crime figures. Any self respecting dim-wits know that they are cooked, well and truly cooked.

Fahy is a half baked idiot in my opinion. To blurt out “I am confident the changes will not impact on the way we work together with the council on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.” So, Mr Fahy, I am guessing if we were able to vote that you take a 50% pay cut, that the change in salary for yourself, as you put it, 'will not impact on' your lifestyle. That's sorted and a wedge saved.

Then again, he prattles on as if he is really chuffed about - “When I took over the role in 2008, we had more than 8,000 officers and it is looking like, by 2018, we could be left with closer to 6,000."

With crime REALLY RISING, ignore the cooked books and figures, and officers down by at least 2000 since 2008, then the every day people living across GMP's areas are nowhere near as well served as they should be.

Now allowing on 2000 less officers, (and remember Fahy said there were MORE than 2000 gone) - and let's say across the ranks shafted and got rid of that their average salary was £35,000, then those savings alone amount to £70,000.000 (yes it's millions) EACH YEAR. That equates to £1,346.156 A WEEK or £192,000+ PER DAY.

There are more people living within the GMP area today than there was in 2008. Need I go on? It's not exactly rocket science.

Joe & Joan Public are being shafted, flanneled, short changed and conned on a mammouth scale. Will our council tax portion for the police be reduced? Will it effing hell as like! It will be abused and misused like it always has and always will be.

Then we get that prize tool of an overpaid half breed Sean Harris piping up. Another oxygen thief and waste of human matter. I won't elaborate or waste my time responding about that p R 1 c K with ears

Remember, that where 'official figures' are concerned all government's, government quangos and the like, treat the general populous like mushrooms. Kept in the dark and fed copious quantities of 5 H 1 t !!!

There is ONLY one winner in all these cuts - the criminals. They are having a field day, many are making more money than many hard working decent men, women and families in the UK. Sorry, make that two winners - Peter Fahy with his huge pay packet and perks and a pension to die for!
Lets start by getting shut of that oxygen thief Tony Loyd, and all other police commissioners across the land. Next, get shut of that self loving Chief Constable Peter Fahy. Why on earth that bloke should have been knighted is beyond me. Now, let's get real about crime figures. Any self respecting dim-wits know that they are cooked, well and truly cooked. Fahy is a half baked idiot in my opinion. To blurt out “I am confident the changes will not impact on the way we work together with the council on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.” So, Mr Fahy, I am guessing if we were able to vote that you take a 50% pay cut, that the change in salary for yourself, as you put it, 'will not impact on' your lifestyle. That's sorted and a wedge saved. Then again, he prattles on as if he is really chuffed about - “When I took over the role in 2008, we had more than 8,000 officers and it is looking like, by 2018, we could be left with closer to 6,000." With crime REALLY RISING, ignore the cooked books and figures, and officers down by at least 2000 since 2008, then the every day people living across GMP's areas are nowhere near as well served as they should be. Now allowing on 2000 less officers, (and remember Fahy said there were MORE than 2000 gone) - and let's say across the ranks shafted and got rid of that their average salary was £35,000, then those savings alone amount to £70,000.000 (yes it's millions) EACH YEAR. That equates to £1,346.156 A WEEK or £192,000+ PER DAY. There are more people living within the GMP area today than there was in 2008. Need I go on? It's not exactly rocket science. Joe & Joan Public are being shafted, flanneled, short changed and conned on a mammouth scale. Will our council tax portion for the police be reduced? Will it effing hell as like! It will be abused and misused like it always has and always will be. Then we get that prize tool of an overpaid half breed Sean Harris piping up. Another oxygen thief and waste of human matter. I won't elaborate or waste my time responding about that p R 1 c K with ears Remember, that where 'official figures' are concerned all government's, government quangos and the like, treat the general populous like mushrooms. Kept in the dark and fed copious quantities of 5 H 1 t !!! There is ONLY one winner in all these cuts - the criminals. They are having a field day, many are making more money than many hard working decent men, women and families in the UK. Sorry, make that two winners - Peter Fahy with his huge pay packet and perks and a pension to die for! wsw69
  • Score: 27

8:50pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Harold 1 says...

He'll be replaced by 10 Parking Gestapo
He'll be replaced by 10 Parking Gestapo Harold 1
  • Score: 0

11:21pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

whitehorselawyer wrote:
The McDonalds should benefit more dossing to be done and bradshawgate posing with the girls in there 4x4s will increase.. any organisation with the kind of wage structure and seniors in place should be able to flourish,however the apathy within this system,is steeped to be fair the government don't support with the cherry picking cps and weak sentencing to boot..cops should be back on the beat front-line seeing whats happening not turning up every 3 month 100 strong showing off to the public how committed they are while some pips sit in a warm office mouthing to the media,brains or brawn ? i would have this guy out on a pedal cycle along with the most out of condition lazy officers keeping warm behind a car heater sat on bradshawgate ,of a weekend chatting up the girls while the pensioners are too scared to leave there homes after dark.
That makes not one iota of sense, did you go to school?
[quote][p][bold]whitehorselawyer[/bold] wrote: The McDonalds should benefit more dossing to be done and bradshawgate posing with the girls in there 4x4s will increase.. any organisation with the kind of wage structure and seniors in place should be able to flourish,however the apathy within this system,is steeped to be fair the government don't support with the cherry picking cps and weak sentencing to boot..cops should be back on the beat front-line seeing whats happening not turning up every 3 month 100 strong showing off to the public how committed they are while some pips sit in a warm office mouthing to the media,brains or brawn ? i would have this guy out on a pedal cycle along with the most out of condition lazy officers keeping warm behind a car heater sat on bradshawgate ,of a weekend chatting up the girls while the pensioners are too scared to leave there homes after dark.[/p][/quote]That makes not one iota of sense, did you go to school? Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: 7

11:23pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

whitehorselawyer wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all .
That is a crime against the English language
[quote][p][bold]whitehorselawyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.[/p][/quote]senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all .[/p][/quote]That is a crime against the English language Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: 9

11:36pm Tue 11 Feb 14

wsw69 says...

Keeper of the Peace wrote:
whitehorselawyer wrote:
boltonchap wrote:
Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here.
The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.
senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all .
That is a crime against the English language
LOL, but's it's not really a lol'ing matter.

Would you give a person a job with such a very poor level of writing and grammar? And neither would I.

whitehorselawyer - you really should get back to school or college. As keeper of the peace has already stated, nothing in that load of gash you posted makes one jot of sense.
[quote][p][bold]Keeper of the Peace[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]whitehorselawyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boltonchap[/bold] wrote: Judging by the quality of comments I see that Bolton's finest minds are busy posting on here. The comment from the head honcho - he's confident cuts won't impact on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour - begs the question as to what these officers were doing then? Just a thought but one that crops up each and every time we hear of cuts to staffing levels in the public sector.[/p][/quote]senor managers reduce crime daily simply by not recording the crimes unless serious crimes they are brushed to one side classed has investigated and written off.non attendance in most cases or days later,with the old cliche on reporting is there any body there at the moment ,yes actually my local burglars still here just making tea and toast for him.the police service in Bolton very poor and any one who has had damage or theft even burglary ,committed against them will testify,the letter arrives in no time your crime will not be investigated further..that presuming they turned out at all .[/p][/quote]That is a crime against the English language[/p][/quote]LOL, but's it's not really a lol'ing matter. Would you give a person a job with such a very poor level of writing and grammar? And neither would I. whitehorselawyer - you really should get back to school or college. As keeper of the peace has already stated, nothing in that load of gash you posted makes one jot of sense. wsw69
  • Score: 5

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