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Welcome from 
Divisional Commander
Ch Supt Graham Sunderland 

Welcome to Keighley division. The division covers a predominantly rural area and its headquarters is based in Keighley Town centre on North Street.

Policing centres around the wards of: Craven, Ilkley, Keighley North, South and West, Rombalds, Bingley, Bingley Rural, Baildon, Worth Valley and the parts of Shipley East and West to the North of the natural geographic boundary known as Shipley Crag.

KeighleyAs well as the divisional headquarters in Keighley there are sub-stations in Shipley, Bingley and Ilkley.

The division attracts tourists to Ilkley and Haworth home of the famous Bronte sisters and the Keighley and Worth Valley Light Railway as well as the tourist attraction of Saltaire, Salts Mill, and Shipley Glenn. The large Inland Revenue Centre and the Headquarters of the Bradford Health Authority are also based in the division.

     About the Divisional Commander

Ch Supt Sunderland, 41, is married with a son. He has 23 years policing experience having joined the Force in 1978.

The majority of his service has been spent in CID and he has worked in Halifax, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, and Odsal. He was the DCI at Toller Lane for 18 months and was promoted to Superintendent in 1997 during which time he set up new systems of intelligence and investigation for the Force.

He has spent some time as an instructor in detective training school and at Discipline and Complaints at Force Headquarters.

His last post was as the senior investigating officer for the Kirklees area dealing with major inquiries. He also spent three years as the lead officer for public protection within West Yorkshire, working with housing, social services, Probation and health agencies.

"I hope my 23 years operational policing experience will stand me in good stead and I am looking forward to the new challenges ahead."

He has a BA (Hons) degree in Organisational Studies from Bradford and Ilkley College.

Hobbies include coaching Rastrick Juniors and supporting Huddersfield Town Football Club. 


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Useful Contacts

Help Desk
01535 617059

Crime Prevention Officer  01535 617039

Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator
01535 617041

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