"At heart, I’ve always been a city cop": Meet the new inspector for Central Leicester
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There's some changes happening across some of our neighbourhood policing areas (NPA) today as we welcome four new commanders. We'll be telling you all about these changes across today. First it's central Leicester where Inspector Nadia Rana is taking up the NPA Commander role.
At Mansfield House police station, there’s a change at the top – meet Inspector Nadia Rana, the new commander for the Central Leicester Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA).
Insp Rana takes over from Insp Adam Wardle, who stepped into the role in March last year.
Inspector Nadia Rana (left) with Inspector Adam Wardle
The Central Leicester NPA predominantly covers the city centre and the team are heavily involved in the policing of major events and the night-time economy.
Joining Insp Rana will be Sergeant Steph Burnham, who replaces Sergeant Paul Hardwick as deputy NPA commander.
“At heart, I’ve always been a city cop,” said Insp Rana. “It’s an area I’m used to policing and I was previously based at Mansfield House while working as a Detective Sergeant.”
After joining the force in 2008, Insp Rana worked in in all city stations as well as Hinckley Road before moving to the old Neighbourhood Investigation Unit (NIU) and Domestic Abuse Investigation Unit. She then worked as a Detective Sergeant in both Prisoner Management Unit (PMU) at Euston Street and Signal – the force’s specialist rape and sexual assault unit.
Prior to becoming NPA commander, she worked as an Operational Command Inspector (OCI).
“It’s a very complex area to police and there’s a lot going on. People travel from across the county and beyond to come here, so it’s somewhere that’s already very busy, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and continuing on from Adam’s excellent work.”
Insp Wardle, who is moving to a role in the Contact Management Department as Chief Inspector, added: “I’ve really enjoyed my time in the city over the past year-and-a-half.
“It’s been a privilege to serve such a busy, vibrant area such as the city centre and I’ve met some brilliant people in the role. I’m sad to be leaving but wish Nadia the best of luck.”