Head of Northamptonshire Police’s control room leaving to take up security role at Houses of Parliament

Fay Tennet, the Chief Inspector of Northamptonshire Police's Force Control Room, with Chief Constable Simon Edens
Fay Tennet, the Chief Inspector of Northamptonshire Police's Force Control Room, with Chief Constable Simon Edens

The head of Northamptonshire Police’s Force Control Room has announced she is leaving the force to take on the role of deputy head of security Ooperations at the Houses of Parliament.

Chief Inspector Fay Tennet, who has worked for the county force for 15 years, will be replaced by temporary Chief Inspector Ashley Tuckley who has been an inspector in the Force Control Room for a number of years.

Ms Tennet said: “I leave Northamptonshire Police with many happy memories after 15 years of service, and two years as a Special before that.

“I have worked at every police station in the county at one point or another and have met so many people. I was the Commander for Northampton which I really enjoyed, especially meeting so many members of the community and building working relationships with the local authority.

“One of my most enjoyable roles has been that of public order commander which saw me take on the role of match commander for the football as well as numerous deployments all over the country supporting other forces dealing with protests.

“During my time with the force, I have been in both uniform and a detective. I have been a senior investigating officer in the Homicide and Major Crime department, professional standards and Detective Sergeant at Wellingborough when I had to visit Thailand as part of a murder enquiry.

“The role I leave is in the Force Control Room, probably one of the most challenging and rewarding jobs I have had. The staff here are incredibly talented and do an outstanding job under often, very difficult circumstances.”

It was announced earlier this month that G4S had been asked to carry out a “feasibility study” into how it could run the force control room.

A spokesman for G4S said the company would be able to provide a merged control room for Northants, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire, if asked by the county’s police and crime commissioners.