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New sergeant takes over Ashbourne's Safer Neighbourhood teams

Posted on 19th July 2013


People living in Ashbourne and the surrounding area have a new sergeant in charge of their Safer Neighbourhood teams.

Sergeant Jamie Millard has taken over the running of the area’s four teams – Ashbourne town, Marston and Clifton, Tissington and Carsington and Hulland and Brailsford.

He took over from Sergeant Steve Edwards, who retired from the force last month after leading the local policing teams for several years.

Jamie started his career with Derbyshire Constabulary in 2002 and, since then, has been stationed in Matlock, Derby, Buxton and Wirksworth.

He joined the Ashbourne team as a PC earlier this year after PC Ian ‘Mini’ Cooper hung up his hat, before becoming team sergeant.

Tackling anti-social behaviour and shoplifting are two of his priorities, as is getting out into the community and listening to people’s concerns.

He said: “Community policing is a hugely satisfying role and something I’ve enjoyed being involved in in other areas of the county.

“You can never spend too much time getting out and meeting the people you serve, and that’s been a priority for me.

“We’re here to listen to the concerns of the community and I want to hear from local people about how they think we can further improve our service.

“If you see us out and about and want a chat about problems in your neighbourhood, come up and chat to us about it and we’ll see how we can best resolve it.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.