West Midlands police chief lands senior role at Scotland Yard
The West Midlands Deputy Chief Constable has been appointed to one of the most senior positions in the Metropolitan Police.
Louisa Rolfe will leave the region's force to become the new Assistant Commissioner at Scotland Yard.
The annoucement was made by Met Commissioner Cressida Dick, who said Ms Rolfe would be a "great asset to the Met and London".
It means Ms Rolfe will become one of the leading officers in charge of policing in the capital.
She joined West Midlands Police in 2016 and served under Chief Constable Dave Thompson.
Commissioner Dick said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Louisa Rolfe who will join us in the role of Assistant Commissioner, assuming responsibility for Met operations.
“I congratulate Louisa on her appointment and look forward to welcoming her to the Met as a member of my management board. Competition for the role was strong and I know Louisa will be a great asset to the Met and London.”
West Midlands Police chief Mr Thompson said: "Great news for policing! Very sorry to see my deputy and good friend leaving West Midlands Police but great news for Metropolitan Police and the leadership of our service."
Ms Rolfe will replace Mark Simmons at Scotland Yard who is set to retire following the coronavirus crisis.
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