Metropolitan Police public affairs director Dick Fedorcio has
installed Chris Webb as acting head of news, overseeing the body’s
40-strong team of press officers. Webb, previously head of the special
operations desk, replaces Tessa Bartholomew, who is to make a sideways
move into the force’s personnel office on return from maternity leave.
Fedorcio has begun a search for a new bureau chief. The head of news
advises on media relations strategy and reports directly to Fedorcio.