Alan Baldwin, who is currently assistant chief constable with Thames Valley Police, succeeds Alec Wood, who was recently promoted to chief constable. Mr Wood said: I am delighted that Alan has accepted this position and I look forward to working with him and taking on the many challenges that face policing in coming years. I think Alan will fit in really well and will be a real asset to the force. Mr Baldwin said: I have been impressed with the work I have seen in Cambridgeshire and am very much looking forward to my new role. Alan joined the police in 1987 after leaving Aylesbury Grammar School. He has worked for West Mercia Police, the Metropolitan Police, before joining Thames Valley Police in 2008. He has spent half of his career as a detective and half in uniform roles. His previous roles have included Head of Tasking and Resilience, BCU Commander for Milton Keynes.