The former district commander for South Yorkshire Police has been drafted in in a bid to crackdown on domestic violence in Doncaster.
Bob Sanderson, is now based within Doncaster Council and has responsibility for making sure tackling domestic abuse is a priority.
His initial priorities will include securing additional resources to support victims and implementing a voluntary perpetrator programme to address abusive behaviour.
He will also be working with other agencies to develop prevention and education programmes for children and young people who are at risk of becoming involved in domestic abuse.
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “People from all walks of life are affected by domestic abuse so it’s important we have the right support services available and that people know that it’s not acceptable. We are fully committed to tackling domestic abuse in the borough and this new appointment will ensure tighter implementation of a multi-agency approach and help to improve local services.”