A NEW inspector with 15 years of experience has taken charge of policing teams in the north west of Wakefield.
Insp Jo Mercer has taken on a range of roles, including being in charge of the management of suspects, working for CID, a neighbourhood investigation unit and a district-wide team responding to emergency calls.
She will replace Insp Sally Fryer as inspector of the Horbury, Ossett, Outwood, Stanley and Wrenthorpe areas.
Insp Mercer, who was promoted to inspector in 2008, said: “I am very passionate about the ethos of neighbourhood policing.
“I hope that we can work together as a team to deliver a service our community wants and is proud of.
“I am looking forward to meeting residents and partner organisations in the area and building on the good work of Insp Fryer.”
Insp Fryer spent nearly two years at the helm and will now take on a role tackling anti-social behaviour across the whole of the district.
She said she was proud of what she had achieved in the northwest area.
Insp Fryer said: “When I took on the role as inspector I wanted to build stronger partnerships with other agencies and I feel I have done that.
“As a team we have managed to reduce anti-social behaviour which is certainly a good achievement.”