Two new faces are taking over police oversight in the Dacorum district.

Chief Inspector Paul Mitson and Inspector Jeff Scott have joined the service in Dacorum, replacing Doug Black, who has moved to a new role within the constabulary, and George Holland, who retired in July.

Ch Insp Mitson will oversee the intervention, the safer neighbourhood teams and local crime unit, and spent around 14 years working with the Metropolitan Police before transferred to Hertfordshire in February 2016.

He said: "My passion is evidence based policing and finding new ways to disrupt those involved in criminal activity.

"I’m an advocate of partnership working and also keen to encourage people from the wider community to get involved in policing through volunteering."

Ch Insp Mitson is also excited to take on a "new challenge" and outside of his work is involved in the Christian faith community, which be feels helps him to have an understanding of different faith groups and their needs.

For Insp Scott, he has worked in various policing roles across Hertfordshire since 1995 after working for 18 years in finance, with 12 years working in the city.

His policing career has mainly led him to working in event planning, such as overseeing policing in Herts for the 2012 London Olympics, and has since been working in Welwyn Hatfield in neighbourhood policing.

He said: "I’m really excited about being able to work somewhere I know well and to contribute to the local community.

"We have some great partners who are keen to move forward in addressing anti-social behaviour and criminality in the community."

Botg Ch Insp Mitson and Insp Scott took up their posts in July.