A new police inspector has taken the reins as sector commander for Kettering.
Inspector Matt Wright has taken the position after having spent time working as an inspector with the response teams in Corby.
He has replaced former Kettering inspector Richard Aistrop, who moved to a new role last month after 15 years in the post.
Inspector Wright said he was “extremely pleased” to have been appointed Kettering Sector Commander.
He added: “I bring with me a varied background of policing experience, starting my career in 1998 in the Metropolitan Police in a very diverse inner London borough, before transferring to Northamptonshire Police in 2001.
“I have worked within a number of different departments from response, firearms, traffic and operational performance and I am now really looking forward to this new challenge.
“My number one aim is to ensure that the team and I deliver an excellent policing service to the community of Kettering. We are committed to dealing with the issues that matter to you, by focusing on offenders and offending, reducing violence, improving public confidence in the service we provide and by resolving as many reported crimes as possible.
“We work closely with our partner agencies and feedback is vitally important to us, so I encourage you all to make us aware of your thoughts and concerns at any time by speaking with my officers and PCSOs when you see them out on patrol or by calling or emailing us.”