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Pudsey / Weetwood Division
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Divisional Commander
Chief Supt Ian Levitt

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Pudsey/Weetwood Division is based in the north and west of Leeds.

It stretches to the edge of the city centre in the south incorporating the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University and a large youthful student population in communities including Burley, Headingley and Woodhouse.

To the north it reaches Otley and includes the county’s gateway to the world – Leeds/Bradford International Airport which is continuing to expand in both international and domestic air traffic.

In the west of the division are the busy communities of Pudsey, Armley and Bramley as well as Farsley, Calverley and Rodley.

Home to Yorkshire County Cricket and the Leeds Rhinos, the division’s population is boosted regularly by the large influx of people visiting the Headingley Stadium for rugby league and test cricket matches.

There is also an increasing commercial and leisure sector with new sports complexes, retail parks, leisure centres, cinemas and night-clubs being attracted to the area.

It also houses one of the largest remand prisons in the country at HMP Leeds.

Pudsey/Weetwood’s Divisional Commander is Chief Superintendent Ian Levitt.

He joined the Force as a cadet in 1980 and was appointed as a constable at Bradford Central in 1981. His first post in Leeds was as a patrol officer at Holbeck in 1982.

Four years later he was appointed to a team working in the new computerised incident rooms – one of his first cases was the investigation into the murder of Leeds schoolgirl Sarah Harper in 1986.

He was promoted to Sergeant at Huddersfield where he spent five years before being appointed an inspector at Calder Valley.

In 1995 he returned to Leeds as an inspector based in the Leeds Area Communications Room. He was promoted to Chief Inspector in 1998 and a year later Superintendent.

He subsequently worked as a project manager on the Force’s first best value review of operational policing which focused on Bradford. In April 2000 he was appointed Divisional Commander of Calder Valley and later Superintendent Operations of the new Calderdale Division.


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