Harborough and Wigston's new commander has personal connections to area
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Today we're telling you about some changes which are happening across some of our neighbourhood policing areas (NPA) as we welcome four new commanders.
Our second change is in Harborough and Wigston where Inspector Liz Perry is the new NPA Commander.
“I am really looking forward to taking on this new role. I know the area of Market Harborough particularly well having worked there previously and having personal connections to the area."
Harborough and Wigston Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA) has a new commander. From today (Monday 5 September), Inspector Liz Perry will be taking over the role from Inspector Jim Purdie.
Inspector Liz Perry (left) with Inspector Jim Purdie
Insp Perry is no stranger to the area having worked previously as a detective sergeant based in Market Harborough and also has long standing family connections in the area.
Having joined the force in 2008, Insp Perry has had a very varied career in policing so far.
She has spent time as both a detective and in uniform roles – working in areas of response, safeguarding, intelligence and investigating crime – the latter as part of a team based in Market Harborough.
Insp Perry also spent two years working as a neighbourhood sergeant in Leicester city centre.
Alongside her role, she also sits on the force’s Women’s Inclusive Network committee and is part of a team of police officers and staff who are dedicated to supporting colleagues at work and highlighting the positive contribution women make to the police service.
Insp Perry said: “I am really looking forward to taking on this new role. I know the area of Market Harborough particularly well having worked there previously and having personal connections to the area.
“The neighbourhood teams across Wigston and Harborough do a fantastic job so I am looking forward to getting out with the teams and hearing from those who live and work in the communities about the issues they face and where they feel police can help support.”
Leaving behind a role he has enjoyed since June 2021; Insp Purdie will now be working in the force’s training academy – helping to prepare new recruits for life as an officer.
He said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as NPA commander, and I wish Liz all the best as she takes over the role. During my time in Harborough and Wigston I have enjoyed working with partners, tackling crime and anti-social behaviour and developing the policing response and resources.”