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Top cop joins Wigan command team
Wednesday 6th April, 2005

A new Superintendent has joined the Command Team of Greater Manchester Police's Wigan division to help further reduce crime and make local communities safer.

Superintendent Paul McIver, 50, has taken up his new role after 26 years experience in the police service, where he has worked in a number of different departments and on a variety of divisions.

Prior to his new appointment, Superintendent McIver worked in GMP's Specialist Operations Branch, were he undertook the role of Manchester Airport's police commander. Throughout his career he has also worked in a number of GMP departments including Discipline and Complaints, Research and Development, Personnel and Operational Communications.

Superintendent McIver has also been in charge of GMP's Air Support Unit and has served on the Salford, South Manchester, Stockport and Trafford divisions in a number of roles.

In the past Paul has mainly worked in operational roles and has significant experience involving public disorder and critical incident management. He has commanded and supported large policing operations, including the policing operation at Sportcity during the Commonwealth Games.

"I am honoured to be joining a very productive command team on the Wigan Division," said Superintendent Paul McIver, "This is a great opportunity to make a difference to the people of Wigan and Leigh and I am looking forward to building upon the current good work that is being done across the Borough. My priority is to work with the local authority and other partners to increase the number of criminals we catch and bring to justice and to continue to reduce crimes such as burglary, vehicle crime and anti social behaviour."

Paul is married with a son and daughter and lives in Warrington. He takes over from Superintendent Ian Palmer who has moved to Force Headquarters to head up the Force's Operational Policing Unit.

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