The new commander of Brighton and Hove Police has been announced.

It is Detective Superintendent Nev Kemp, current head of protecting vulnerable people branch.

He replaces Chief Superintendent Graham Bartlett who retired.

The announcement was made internally today and he confirmed it on Twitter.

Det Supt Kemp, who is believed to have been promoted to Chief Supt, said: “Absolutely delighted to be told I would be the next Divisional Commander for Brighton and Hove. Great city with some fantastic people.

“Was born and grew up in the Brighton area, have worked there several times previously and love it, so this is the highlight of my service.”

Other people in the force have been promoted to Chief Superintendents, the internal memo to police officers said.