A NEW man has stepped into the top job at Hounslow police.
Chief Superintendent Carl Bussey took up the position of borough commander on Monday.
He is no stranger to the pressures of the role, having served in the same position for the neighbouring borough of Hillingdon a few years ago.
Most recently in 2011 he held the position of acting commander for the Met police’s Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS).
While there he dealt with a number of cases involving disciplining officers, including the case of a PC in Islington who was sacked for posting offensive comments about colleagues on Facebook.
The commander role was originally taken up by Chief Superintendent Martin Rusling on April 16 following the departure of David Bilson but he left after just two weeks to take up a job in the city.
Mr Bilson highlighted burglary and youth crimes as the biggest challenge to Hounslow Police following his departure and suggested these issues should be the priority for his successor.
The Chronicle attempted to contact Mr Bussey and the police for a response to his appointment but were told no-one was available to comment.