Tynedale: Dave takes on new role in East Tynedale
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 09 October 2013
EAST Tynedale has a new neighbourhood police inspector.
Inspector Dave Simpson will lead the East Tynedale neighbourhood policing team which covers the towns of Prudhoe and Ponteland and villages including Corbridge, Stocksfield and Riding Mill.
Insp. Simpson brings a wealth of neighbourhood experience to the team, having previously worked as the neighbourhood inspector in Morpeth.
He first joined Northumbria Police in 1999 and was based in Gateshead.
He then had a role in CID before being promoted to sergeant in 2006 and carrying out roles in Bedlington and Ashington.
In 2009, Insp. Simpson joined the Morpeth neighbourhood policing team as a neighbourhood sergeant. He was promoted to inspector in January 2012.
He said: “I am looking forward to this new role and ensuring that this part of Northumberland remains a safe place to live and visit.
“I am particularly looking forward to working with our partners to deal with the issues that are of great concern to the community.
“I am experienced in neighbourhood policing and resolving issues of crime and disorder and gain great satisfaction from dealing with these community issues.
“My aim is to ensure that my officers are visible in communities dealing with issues at an early stage; we will continue to support victims and witnesses and target those committing offences and causing disorder.
“I would urge residents to help ensure that we reduce the opportunity for criminals in the area.
“Most thieves are opportunist and take advantage of unlocked sheds, garages and houses and items left in display in vehicles.
“By taking a few crime prevention measures residents can help stop themselves from being a victims of crime.”
Insp. Simpson urged residents to report anything suspicious within their communities on the non-emergency number, 101, or by using the Northumbria Police website www.northumbria.police.uk
Published by http://www.hexhamcourant.co.uk
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