A former Aylesbury Grammar School student has today started his new role as one of the Thames Valley’s top policemen.
Alan Baldwin was born and bred in Aylesbury, becoming a policeman with the Ministry of Defence in 1987 after leaving Aylesbury Grammar School.
He has been promoted to Thames Valley Police’s assistant chief constable for neighbourhood policing and partnerships, with responsibility in areas such as criminal justice and the force control rooms and enquiries department.
Mr Baldwin said: “I am looking forward to starting my new role.
“I am excited about being able to support the delivery of justice for victims and witnesses across Thames Valley and to be responsible for neighbourhood policing which is so important to local communities.”
His previous roles with the force have included head of tasking and resilience, commander for Milton Keynes and a period as acting assistant chief constable responsible for crime and counter terrorism.
In the 27 years since he started his career with the Ministry of Defence Police, Mr Baldwin worked for West Mercia Police and the Metropolitan Police, before joining Thames Valley as area commander for Milton Keynes in 2008.
He has spent half his career as a detective and half in uniform roles.
Mr Baldwin has lived most of his life in Bucks with his family and in his spare time he enjoys keeping fit, running and cycling.
Although Mr Baldwin has now hung up his football boots having played for a number of local teams for many years he continues to coach a youth team in Milton Keynes.
Chief constable Sara Thornton said: “I am really pleased to welcome Alan to the chief officer team in Thames Valley Police.
“Alan is a very experienced operational leader who has been with the force for six years and has a real passion to protect and serve the public.”