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.