A senior policeman has returned from Iraq having spent a year offering advice to forces in the war-torn country.
Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Blatchly worked with the United Nations to support Iraqi police.
He met with Saddam Hussein’s ex-cabinet and had to be evacuated from Bagdad after an ISIS threat.
He said: “I can only describe working in Iraq as policing with a very different sort of pressure. It has really bolstered my professional skills and competencies.”
Mr Blatchly now joins the UN as chief of mission management in New York.