Gruppenfoto Christine Frücht mit Herbert Reul und Jörg Lukat
Christine Frücht is the new police commissioner for Bochum, Herne and Witten
On Wednesday, May 29, Christine Frücht (56) was officially inaugurated as the new President of Bochum Police Headquarters.

Christine Frücht (56) is the new President of Bochum Police Headquarters. Interior Minister Herbert Reul officially inaugurated her on Wednesday, May 29.

In front of numerous invited guests, Jörg Lukat, who retired at the end of May, passed the baton to Christine Frücht in the hall of the Bochum Synagogue. "As a vibrant district city deep in the west, Bochum offers a wide range of police challenges," said Frücht. "Returning to the authority where I was able to take my first steps as a police commissioner is a dream come true. I am rooted here and am looking forward to my new tasks."

The 56-year-old Christine Frücht has been Head of the State Office for Training, Further Training and Personnel Affairs (LAFP) of the North Rhine-Westphalia Police since April 2022. She was previously Chief of Police in Krefeld. Before becoming a police officer, the graduate economist worked for a bank. After joining the police, the Essen-born woman worked as a white-collar crime officer in Bochum. She was then head of the command center of the Directorate of Emergency Response/Employment in Borken and head of the department "Information and Communication Technology Investigation Support, Central Evaluation and Collection Center for Child Pornography" at the State Criminal Police Office of North Rhine-Westphalia. At the Ministry of the Interior, she worked in the staff unit "Revision of the criminal police processing of sexual abuse of children and child pornography", among other things.

Interior Minister Herbert Reul: "You are losing a great police chief in Bochum, but you are getting an excellent successor." Christine Frücht had proven herself in the North Rhine-Westphalia police force over the years, said Reul. "With her extensive police expertise, she has provided important impetus in recent years. With determination, courage and humanity, she is the ideal candidate for the Bochum police headquarters."

The Minister of the Interior thanked Jörg Lukat for his many years of service. Lukat joined the intermediate service in 1979 at the age of 17. He worked in patrol duty, state security and the Ministry of the Interior, among other things. In 2019, he became Chief of Police in Bochum. "During my time in the police force, I learned that good work can only succeed as part of a team," said Lukat. During his time as police commissioner, he met many great people - in his department, but also in the city society. "I really enjoyed being part of the police team. I would like to thank you all for your support."

The newly inaugurated President used the induction ceremony for numerous discussions with a number of players from Bochum, Herne, Witten and beyond. The state police orchestra provided the musical backdrop.

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