After five years as the NPA Commander for West Leicester, Inspector Rob Randell hands over the reins to Inspector Michelle Zakoscielny.
Inspector Randell takes with him immense pride in the relationships built with the communities and people he has worked with during his time as NPA Commander.
The Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) for West Leicester is made up of the New Parks, Western, Abbey, Beaumont Leys, Braunstone, Rowley Fields and Fosse beats.
Both are looking forward to embracing the challenges their new roles will bring when they start today (Monday 12 April).
Inspector Randell will be taking on the Police Advisor role for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). He says: “This is a really interesting time to move into this role because it will be supporting a brand new Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
“One of the best parts of being a police officer is working with our communities and partners, so to be able to incorporate these areas when advising the PCC about policing functions is something I’m really looking forward to.
“I am incredibly grateful to have worked with the West Leicester teams and feel they are some of the finest within the force. It has been a privilege to be involved in their successes.”
Inspector Zakoscielny, who spent 12 years as a sergeant working within West Leicester before a brief stint in another team, cannot wait to get back and describes her new role as like “coming home.”
She said: “I have always wanted to be an NPA Commander and am thrilled that the opportunity came up to become the Commander for West Leicester.
“The role will be a busy one as we deal with some challenging and hard to reach communities but I’ve got a great team around me who are completely motivated, have a smile on their faces and do an absolutely fantastic job day after day.”