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