THE new Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Simon Parr, was sworn into office today (Monday).

THE new Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Simon Parr, was sworn into office today (Monday).

Mr Parr was previously Deputy Chief Constable at Hertfordshire Constabulary.

He is 49 years old and has 27 years' police service.

Speaking about his new role, he said: "It is a real honour to be given the opportunity to serve the people of Cambridgeshire and build on the successful work of Julie Spence.

"I know there are challenging times ahead but I am sure that with the dedication of my staff and close working relationships with partner agencies we can continue to ensure Cambridgeshire is a safe place to live, work and visit.

"At the forefront of this work is a need to give the public a good service and value for money."

Ruth Rogers, Chairman of Cambridgeshire Police Authority, said: "We're delighted to welcome Simon to Cambridgeshire Constabulary at a time that will be both interesting and demanding and look forward to seeing the Constabulary continue to flourish under his leadership."