A new Commander has been appointed to take over the Milton Keynes local policing area.
Superintendent Gez Chiariello is returning to Milton Keynes where his career with Thames Valley Police began in 2007 and takes over the role of LPA Commander with effect from September 1.
He will replace acting Superintendent Jim O’Ryan, who will resume his position as Deputy LPA Commander for the area.
Supt Chiariello, who was previously the LPA Commander for Aylesbury Vale, said: “I am looking forward to returning to Milton Keynes as LPA Commander and working alongside some incredibly committed and dedicated members of staff, police officers, and key partner agencies to deliver a service of which our communities, friends and family will be proud.
“My priorities will include primarily protecting vulnerable people and keeping the communities of Milton Keynes safe.
“I will be sad to leave behind the excellent staff and officers I have worked with at Aylesbury Vale and would like to thank them for their support.”
Supt Chiariello’s policing career started out with West Midlands Police in 1994 and over the years he has worked in the most challenging areas in the country before transferring to Thames Valley Police in 2007.
Throughout his time with Thames Valley Police, he has taken on a variety of different roles. He was initially posted to Milton Keynes as the LPA Commander. In March 2009, he became head of the Serving with Pride and Confidence programme, before becoming the Head of the Criminal Justice in September 2010.
Supt O’Ryan said: “I am looking forward to working with Supt Chiariello when he takes up his new role as LPA Commander and to continuing my work in Milton Keynes.”
Former LPA Commander for Milton Keynes, Supt Barry Halliday, will be moving to another role with the Force.