The Borough Commander at Greenwich, Detective Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap, is leaving her post and moving to Haringey, as part of a reorganisation within the Metropolitan Police.
Detective Chief Superintendent Millichap, who joined the MPS in 1997 and has also served on Islington, Hackney and Newham boroughs, as well as in the Counter Terrorism Command will leave on Sunday,19 June to take up the new post.
Detective Chief Superintendent Millichap said: "Greenwich has been a wonderful place to serve. I have found it to be a borough full of strong communities who care very much about creating a place where people want to live, work and visit. Our job can only be done with the help and support of our communities and in Greenwich I have been lucky enough to experience first hand how effectively police can work with residents to reduce crime and solve local problems."
"I am very proud of what Greenwich officers and staff have achieved over the last two years, particularly in reducing overall neighbourhood crime. The levels of burglary in Greenwich are at their lowest since the millenium and we continue to focus on the crimes that matter most to residents. Victim satisfaction levels in Greenwich are amongst the highest in the Met, which is credit to the compassion and hard work of the officers I have had the pleasure of working with here."
"We are also working harder than ever to keep young people safe and find ways to keep young people away from crime. I am proud of how we have worked with primary and secondary schools so that children and young people are famiilar with their local police service. By working more closely with schools we can understand better how to inform, protect and safeguard children."
"In protecting vulnerable victims, our partnership with the local authority and many others across the statutory and voluntary sector is a powerful one. It has led us to achieve some ground-breaking success, for example in achieving one of the first ever FGM prevention orders and convictions under 'modern slavery' legislation."
"Thank you to all the officers, staff, partners and community members who contribute so brilliantly to our work in keeping Greenwich safe."
"The team I leave is a very committed group of people, who will continue work tirelessly for you, and with you, over the next months and years."
A suitable replacement is being identified to take over as Borough Commander at Greenwich.