Former questore of Bari comes to Rome.
Carmine Esposito becomes Rome's new questore, or police commissioner, after being appointed by Italy's council of ministers, the principal executive organ of the Italian government.
Esposito, aged 62 and originally from Naples, has a degree in law and public administration.
He joined the police force in 1985, going on to hold senior roles in Naples, Sicily and Brescia before becoming police commissioner in Bari.
Esposito takes over in Rome from outgoing commissioner Guido Marino who is retiring from the role he held for the last two years.