Londonderry police chief Tony Callaghan to take up new co-ordination role in Ballymoney

Tony Callaghan.

Tony Callaghan.

Londonderry police chief Tony Callaghan has been promoted to a new role within the PSNI and will now head up one of three new co-ordination centres in Northern Ireland that will review trends in crime and attempt to deploy resources more efficiently.

Chief Inspector Callaghan, who was the Area Commander for Londonderry, is taking up the new role in Ballymoney.

Chief Superintendent Garry Eaton said: “Following the successful outcome of several promotion processes a number of senior officers have taken up leadership positions within the organisation. Tony Callaghan, former Chief Inspector in Derry City and Strabane, has been temporarily promoted to the rank of Superintendent and oversees the Co-ordination and Tasking Centre based in Ballymoney.

“The Chief Inspector position in Derry City will be filled by Gordon McCalmont next week.”