New top cop for the west of Cornwall
7:40am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
Devon and Cornwall Police has a new man at the helm covering west Cornwall.
Superintendent Jim Pearce will takes on the role of commander for an area stretching from Truro out to the Isles of Scilly.
Supt Pearce originally joined Gloucestershire Constabulary before transferring to Devon and Cornwall 12 years ago and has worked principally in Cornwall and force headquarters for the majority of that period.
He said: "I am incredibly proud to have been given the chance to lead the police force in the county where I grew up and have returned to live."
"We have an incredibly dedicated group of officers and staff working to make Cornwall a safe and happy place to live, work and socialise.
"There is a lot of innovative policing happening within our communities and, historically, public sector organisations, especially in the west of the county have worked well together for the people we serve.
"I look forward to that continuing."
Having worked across all functions within policing, Supt Pearce most recently held the position of Chief Inspector in response and operations, which had a forcewide responsibility.