A new Chief Inspector has been appointed to lead policing across Three Rivers.
Chief Inspector Nick Lillitou, who is based at Rickmansworth police station, has replaced Deirdre Allen who retired at the end of 2017.
He will be responsible for overseeing the work of the district’s three Safer Neighbourhood teams, Intervention teams, which respond to 999 calls and emergency incidents, and the Local Crime Unit, which investigates incidents such as robbery and burglary.
He said: “I have a lot of experience working on this side of the county as it’s where I’ve spent the majority of my policing career.
“I also have a strong background in neighbourhood policing and local services.”
Nick joined the constabulary as a police constable in 1998 and his first role was with the Intervention teams in Watford and Three Rivers.
In 2004, he was promoted to Sergeant and joined the Road Policing Unit covering North Watford.
Six years later he took up an Acting Inspector’s role in the Force Control Room before moving to the Safer Neighbourhood Team in Watford a year later as a Sergeant. He was then promoted to Neighbourhood Inspector in 2014.
Nick added: “One of my main focuses will be looking at how we manage cross border offenders and what we can do differently to deter them from coming into Three Rivers to commit crime. We also need to start considering how Three Rivers will look in five years’ time and what sort of challenges we’ll face as a result of growth in population and economy.
“I’m very much enjoying getting to know the people of Three Rivers and I look forward to working with our partners and the community to ensure it remains a safe place to live and work.”