The new chief constable of the Isle of Man police force has been named as Mike Langdon.
Mr Langdon has worked in Lancashire and Merseyside
Mr Langdon, 51, from Bolton, Greater Manchester, is currently acting chief constable and will formally take up the role on 1 January 2008.
He started his police career at the Lancashire force in 1975 and has also worked at Merseyside Police, where he was Area Commander for North Liverpool.
He joined the Isle of Man Constabulary from there in 2005.
Mr Langdon said: "I'm delighted to be appointed Chief Constable of the Isle of Man.
"I am very grateful for the contribution of my officers and the constabulary support staff, and I do recognise I would not have secured this appointment without their flexibility and commitment.
"Success to me in five years' time will be an even closer policing link with our communities that is focused upon a local partnership approach to solving local problems.
"At the same time, I am conscious of my national responsibilities to ensure the island is free from serious and organised crime and that people continue to enjoy the quality of life they are entitled to expect," he added.
Mr Langdon is the holder of the prestigious Queen's Police Medal, which he received in 2004 in recognition of the impact made on serious and organised crime in Merseyside and the performance improvements in the north Liverpool area.