New top cop to oversee policing in Sheffield is announced

A senior police officer has returned to Sheffield to oversee the policing of the city.

Wednesday, 5th August 2020, 1:35 pm

Chief Superintendent Una Jennings has been appointed as Sheffield’s District Commander to replace the outgoing Stuart Barton, who spent over two years at the helm.

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Chf Supt Jennings spent the last 12 months as Rotherham’s District Commander and is South Yorkshire’s lead officer for armed criminality.

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Sheffield's new District Commander, Chief Superintendent Una Jennings

She worked in Sheffield before being promoted to the Rotherham role, but now has a bigger beat to oversee and one which has seen a number of shootings and stabbings over recent months.

Chf Supt Jennings has been a serving police officer for 17 years, starting her career in Northern Ireland.

She is a Queen's University Belfast and Cambridge University graduate.

She has been replaced in Rotherham by Temporary Chief Superintendent Stephen Chapman, who has been a police officer for 27 years and moved to South Yorkshire from Durham Constabulary in 2017.