|New Divisional Commander for Wigan
Shaun Donnellan has been promoted to Chief Superintendent of Greater Manchester Police’s (GMP’s) Wigan division.
He replaces Lee Bruckshaw who leaves the borough for GMP’s Metropolitan division.
Chief Superintendent Donnellan, who took command of Wigan on Monday 2 February 2009, joined GMP in 1981 and has worked his way up through the ranks at Salford and Manchester before heading up the GMP murder squad prior to his promotion.
Chief Superintendent Donnellan said: “My recent appointment as divisional commander is a great honour for me. I am hoping to build on the good work done by my predecessor, Lee Bruckshaw, with a view to driving forward Neighbourhood Policing and working in partnership with the council and other agencies to provide the best possible service to the residents of the borough.”
Wigan Council’s Cabinet Champion for Neighbourhoods, Cllr Kevin Anderson, said: “We welcome Chief Superintendent Donnellan to Wigan and look forward to working with him closely to continue to ensure that our borough remains the safest in Greater Manchester.
“We have seen some truly great examples of partnership working under Chief Supt Donnellan’s predecessor and we would like to thank Mr Bruckshaw for all his hard working during his time in our borough.
“Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour within our communities is something we can really only do successfully if we work together and we feel confident that Chief Superintendent Donnellan’s appointment means that the partnership will go from strength-to-strength.”