Inspector Audrey Danvers takes charge of policing in Rutland as the forcer announces plans to have more officers in the county
A new inspector has taken charge of Rutland's policing as the force introduces changes to the way it operates.
Inspector Audrey Danvers took over from Siobhan Gorman on Tuesday as Leicestershire Police announced its plans to have more officers based in the county.
Each policing area will have better resources for routine patrols, incident response, investigations and community campaigns.
Insp Danvers said: “The changes will provide even greater local focus on policing our neighbourhoods, making us more receptive and responsive to the challenges happening on our doorsteps.
“I’m very much looking forward to getting out into the community and speaking to people about what their priorities are for policing.
"My previous roles have been in both the city and rural communities in Leicestershire and I know that only by engaging and working with others can we deliver on these."
Insp Denvers joined Leicestershire Police 24 years ago after completing a degree in criminology and criminal justice at Loughborough University.
She has worked as a sergeant, patrol and resolution inspector, triage sergeant and staff officer.
Leicestershire Police will recruit 200 officers next year.
They will become neighbourhood patrol officers who will respond to incidents, carry out pro-active patrols and investigate burglaries, vehicle crime and criminal damage.
Deputy Chief Constable, Rob Nixon, said: “This new way of organising our services will ultimately put more police officers directly into neighbourhoods.
“In the first few months people may not see any major changes but over time they should start to see more officers in their communities."
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