Chief Superintendent Paul Money will be as the new Divisional Commander of the City and Holbeck Policing Division.
Born and raised in the Beeston and Middleton he takes charge of the division from Mark Milsom, having served as Superintendent in the City and Holbeck Division since March 2009. He joined West Yorkshire Police as a cadet in 1985 working in what was known at the time as the Holbeck Division.
Chief Superintendent Money, said:
“I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take up this role and build on the successes we have seen in the division over the past few years. This has included a significant reduction in crime and, in particular, incidents of residential burglary, which I know cause people considerable upset and worry.
“I consider it a real privilege to work with the highly committed police officers and police staff in the division who, day in and day out, work tremendously hard to make south and central Leeds better places to live, work and visit.
“Having lived in the Middleton and Beeston areas of Leeds during my younger years, I have a sense of affinity with local communities and an understanding of their needs and priorities from a policing perspective.
“This has already served me well during the last two and half years as Superintendent in the division and will continue to do so in the future in my new role as Divisional Commander.
“It’s my belief that this strong sense of continuity and local awareness will provide the best platform to deliver improving levels of public confidence in the police as we endeavour to provide the best possible levels of service.”