A Thames Valley Police Superintendent has stepped into the top role in Chiltern and South Bucks as the new LPA Commander. 

Superintendent Neil Kentish - who has served as deputy LPA Commander for both Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale and before that spent 14 years working for the Metropolitan Police - took on his new role on April 1. 

His appointment comes days after Chief Inspector Tim Hurley stepped into his new role as the area’s deputy commander last Monday (March 26).

Leading the policing team for the area, Supt Kentish and C/Insp Hurley will work together to address the key priorities of the area - residential burglary, safeguarding the vulnerable and reducing violent crimes.

On his new appointment, Supt Kentish said: “I’m proud to be working on behalf of the communities in Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire and will endeavour to deal with offenders and problems impacting on our neighbourhoods.

"I am confident that, by working in collaboration with our partner agencies and active representatives of our diverse communities, my team and I can deliver the security and resilience that Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire expect.”

C/Insp Hurley has spent his career focusing on proactive crime prevention and detection.

Of his new role, C/Insp Hurley said: “I am really looking forward to getting to know the residents and communities of the Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire areas.

"With our local officers I plan to build on the work that is already underway to protect the vulnerable and to tackle the crimes that most affect those living and working in our area.”