New police chief for Wycombe revealed

New police chief for Wycombe revealed

New police chief for Wycombe revealed

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WYCOMBE’S new police commander has been unveiled.

Superintendent Ed McLean, a former Royal Air Force Officer, takes over from Gilbert Houalla, who has been promoted to Chief Superintendent.

Supt McLean has worked his way up through the ranks of the force he joined in 1997, which has seen him assume various roles including roads policing, head of firearms training and detective chief inspector of the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

He said the work of the Wycombe LPA is "envied by many" and plans to concentrate on three broad themes over the coming months.

He said: "Firstly, I need to get to know my staff, communities and partners to understand how this policing area operates.

"Secondly, I want to build upon our impressive performance around reducing and detecting crime. I can say that, having worked elsewhere in Bucks, the performance of the Wycombe LPA is envied by many.

"I recognise the challenges facing us going forward and plan to will work with our partners and communities to meet them head on.

"Thirdly, and most importantly, I plan to engage and listen to our communities and partners. In doing so, I will identify their priorities, align them to ours where I can and hopefully both meet and manage expectations accordingly."

The BFP will be sitting down to interview the new area commander next week.

If you have any questions that you would like the Free Press to ask Supt McLean, email bfpnews@london.newsquest.co.uk by Monday.

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9:13pm Thu 9 Jan 14

geoffW says...

Good luck Ed. You can't be any worse than you predecessor.

However, I notice that you are already beating the drum with the rhetoric about building "upon our impressive performance around reducing and detecting crime".
Good luck Ed. You can't be any worse than you predecessor. However, I notice that you are already beating the drum with the rhetoric about building "upon our impressive performance around reducing and detecting crime". geoffW
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9:33pm Thu 9 Jan 14

England must be saved says...

Good luck but time to make a real difference. Zero tolerance to crime and clean up this town. It's what the law abiding, tax paying citizens want. It can be done but it takes balls .... balls to the politically correct, bureaucratic crap that has dragged the area down.
Good luck but time to make a real difference. Zero tolerance to crime and clean up this town. It's what the law abiding, tax paying citizens want. It can be done but it takes balls .... balls to the politically correct, bureaucratic crap that has dragged the area down. England must be saved
  • Score: 9

2:40am Wed 15 Jan 14

Dickitdo says...

I would like to wish Supt .McLean the very best of luck in his new posting. I do believe that your job has not been made any easier by the Police and Grime Commissioner, with his desire to set up another level of bureaucracy , that I am sure will not help anyone, except criminals and those that consider themselves above the law , and of course those that wish too defend the indefensible. We have a fair few of the latter.
I would like to wish Supt .McLean the very best of luck in his new posting. I do believe that your job has not been made any easier by the Police and Grime Commissioner, with his desire to set up another level of bureaucracy , that I am sure will not help anyone, except criminals and those that consider themselves above the law , and of course those that wish too defend the indefensible. We have a fair few of the latter. Dickitdo
  • Score: 10

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