The Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire police welcomed the new Assistant Chief Constable on his first official day for the force.
Assistant Chief Constable Nav Malik had his first day yesterday.
Chief Constable Alec Wood said: “Nav was an outstanding candidate to follow in the footsteps of Mark and I am delighted that he has chosen to join the team.
“He has had a fantastic career to date and comes with a wealth of investigative knowledge and experience which will be extremely valuable for us.”
Nav has been a police officer for 26 years spending the majority of his career in Warwickshire working in major crime, serious and organised crime and as an area commander.
Assistant Chief Constable Nav Malik said: “It is a privilege to join the force and I look forward to being involved in making Cambridgeshire an even safer and stronger place.
“I have already visited a number of stations ahead of my appointment and look forward to getting out and about over the coming months and meeting people.”
Nav’s policing career saw him follow in his own father’s footsteps. PC Mohammed Ahmed Malik was the first Asian police constable in Warwickshire when he joined in 1967.
Assistant Chief Constable Nav Malik said: “My father’s career inspired me to be an officer and have always been conscious of making him proud.
“It has always been a personal aspiration of mine to achieve success within the rank structure so my appointment as ACC means a great deal.”