A new Chief Inspector has taken the reins at Widnes Local Policing Unit (LPU).
Shaun Pyke has previously held the post of Widnes neighbourhood Inspector and succeeds Caroline Mullen-Hurst who has left the force to join North Wales Police.
Shaun began his career in 1999 as a police constable at West Midlands Police before transferring to Cheshire Constabulary in 2001. Shaun initially worked as a response officer at Ellesmere Port before training as a Detective and continuing in the role on the Western area.
Shaun has worked in all aspects of policing, including pro-active CID and Public Protection Directorate - safeguarding the most vulnerable residents in the community.
Speaking about becoming Chief Inspector, Shaun said: “I am proud to be Chief Inspector at Widnes, a place I have worked for several years.
“With my local knowledge, I know what impacts our communities and understand the importance of neighbourhood policing for residents. Having served as an officer for 24 years, I bring with me a wealth of experience in a number of areas of policing which I will use to deliver my commitment to the residents of Widnes.
“As Chief Inspector, I want to be clear that I am committed to putting our residents first to ensure that our area is a safe environment for all to live, work and visit.
“I will ensure that our officers will continue with their work in tirelessly targeting those who are intent in causing harm to our communities and will do everything in our power to ensure that they will be dealt with robustly.”
Outside of work Shaun is married and has a daughter. He enjoys spending time with family, friends while also going to the gym and running.