Stephen Jupp, the new Chief Constable of the British Sovereign Base Areas’ police force was sworn in on Monday at the Episkopi Officer’s Messm the bases announced on Thursday.

Jupp was previously the United Kingdom’s policing response to serious and organised crime, having joined the British police in 1986.

Speaking at his swearing in ceremony, he said “I am delighted to have been appointed as the new Chief Constable, which will be an exciting challenge.”

He added, “having seen first-hand the great work the police officers and staff do in the Sovereign Base Areas, I look forward to working closely with all of them, including [the] Cyprus police and other partners, as it is critical to ensure we continue to keep all our communities safe.”

Jupp will begin work in his new role on December 4.