Thames Valley Police welcomes new Senior Management across Oxfordshire local policing areas (LPAs).
On Monday (23/1) there will be some changes to senior management across the three policing areas in Oxfordshire.
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse
South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse welcomes Superintendent Lewis Prescott-Mayling as the new LPA Commander, replacing Supt Dave Horsburgh who has retired.
Supt Prescott-Mayling joined Thames Valley Police in 2000 where he was based in Oxford. He has worked in a range of roles and different areas across the force, including uniformed response, neighbourhood policing, protecting vulnerable people, various CID roles and more recently as Detective Chief Inspector on Thames Valley’s Violence Reduction Unit.
On his appointment, Superintendent Prescott-Mayling said: “I am really pleased to be taking up the role of LPA Commander in an area of the force I have worked in various roles. I am keen to continue to deliver the high quality of service the LPA has in crime reduction and detection. I will be working with our partners and our communities across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse to ensure we continue to focus on key areas of violence and knife crime, domestic abuse, rural crime and service to victims.”
Chief Inspector Rachel Patterson also started in her position as the new Deputy LPA Commander in November 2022. C/Insp Patterson brings with her over twenty years of policing experience in operational roles covering response, custody, neighbourhood policing and the force response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
She joined Thames Valley Police in 2009 as a response Sergeant working in South Oxfordshire & Vale of the White Horse LPA after transferring from Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
LPA Commander for South & Vale, Superintendent Lewis Prescott-Mayling and Deputy LPA Commander for South & Vale, C/ Insp Rachel Patterson
Cherwell and West Oxfordshire
Cherwell and West Oxfordshire welcomes Chief Inspector James Sullivan as the new Deputy LPA Commander. Chief Inspector James Sullivan starts his new role taking over from Chief Inspector Joanne Hutchings.
C/Insp Sullivan is keen to focus on supporting police officers and staff to deliver their best work for the community and continue to keep Cherwell and West Oxfordshire LPA a safe place to live, work and enjoy. This will be achieved most effectively through close partnership work with local authorities, organisations and other key community stakeholders and so he looks forward to commence the work of building these strong relationships.
Oxford welcomes Chief Inspector Andrew O’Hanlon as the new Deputy LPA Commander.
C/Insp O’Hanlon moves to his new role following his time as lead for Protection Group where he oversaw the protection of all Royalty and Ministerial posts within the Joint Operations Unit.
Prior to that, he spent the last four years within the control room at Milton Keynes, where he provided operational oversight to kidnaps, major incidents and numerous firearms deployments. He has gained experience on a number of policing areas as a frontline police officer, in neighbourhood policing, firearms and as a public order officer, and more recently as a tactical firearms commander where he took on the lead role for Windsor Castle during the funeral of Her Majesty the Queen.
Deputy LPA Commander for Oxford, C/Insp Andrew O’Hanlon