Specialist operations unit appoints new ACC

A new Assistant Chief Constable has been appointed for the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU), leading the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). Trevor Rodenhurst (right), who has been in the role on a temporary basis since July 2017, is the successful candidate and takes up his post with immediate effect.

Trevor was previously the Detective Chief Superintendent overseeing operations and the development of the joint counter terrorism and regional organised crime command for the region. He said, “I am delighted to be substantively appointed as the regional ACC. ERSOU CTP and ROCU is a fantastic place to work and I feel very privileged to lead a command which is made up of many brilliant teams and individuals.

“The Eastern Region is recognised nationally as a flagship model of regional collaboration and this has only been achieved through the strong support of the seven forces. There is much for us to do to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of protecting our communities from complex threats of terrorism and organised crime and I look forward to leading this challenge.”

The regional command serves Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent (for ROCU), Norfolk, and Suffolk.