A new police commander has been appointed to serve Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Chief Superintendent Julie Fielding, who has worked at Devon and Cornwall Police for nearly 20 years, will undertake her new role this week.
She said: “I am delighted to be appointed to the role of Commander for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
“Having lived in the county for a large part of my Police service, I feel that I have a good understanding of local and community issues.
“I look forward to working alongside a great team and we will be focusing upon working with our partners and communities to provide the best possible Policing service for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”
A statement released by Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Chief Supt. Fielding joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 1993 having worked in largely administrative roles after leaving school.
“She spent the first two years of her service in Exeter and was then posted to Cornwall where she worked in Response and CID at a number of stations, including Newquay, Truro and St Austell.
“Chief Supt Fielding was then promoted to both Sergeant and Inspector ranks whilst working in Cornwall and served in a number of departments, including intelligence, public protection and youth affairs.
“She has also undertaken work nationally for the Inspectorate of Policing and, more recently, worked in Devon, managing crime investigations within the county.
“In her spare time, Chief Supt. Fielding enjoys reading, motor sport and walking. She is in Year Three of a degree course at Exeter University.”