A new Chief Inspector has been appointed in Welwyn Hatfield.

The Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership (CSP) announced Chief Inspector Pete Frost as the new face of local law enforcement.

Having joined the constabulary in 1996, Ch Insp Frost boasts wide-ranging police experience, encompassing roles from frontline policing to child protection and counter-terrorism.

His tenure has seen him serve throughout the county, and he was part of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Ch Insp Frost replaces Kash Hussain, who ascends to Superintendent in the force's Review Team.

Ch Insp Frost said: "There is lots of great policing work happening across the borough currently.

“I am looking forward to working with colleagues across the Community Safety Partnership.

“It’s crucial that we join with our other local services, such as the council, the fire service, and voluntary organisations, as we all have a responsibility to look after our communities.

“It’s also important the public play their role too and I am keen to encourage residents to get in touch and share their views on local policing.

“I want to continue building the public’s trust and confidence in policing.

“There is lots of great policing work happening across the borough currently.

“The Safer Streets project happening in Hatfield is going to have a hugely positive effect on residents’ quality of life and I am particularly excited to get stuck into this piece of work with our partners across the CSP.

“I am looking forward to being your Chief Inspector in Welwyn Hatfield and I hope we can work together to ensure that the borough remains a safe place.”

The Community Safety Partnership, comprised of local groups such as Hertfordshire Constabulary, University of Hertfordshire, and East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, aims to ensure the safety of Welwyn Hatfield.

The Safer Streets project, funded by the government, enhances safety through targeted police patrols and improved CCTV.

The project encapsulates various local partners, including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, and housing providers.