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New PCSO heads out on the beat in Bakewell

Posted on 12th August 2014

PCSO-Ian-Phipps

A new PCSO will be patrolling Bakewell and the surrounding areas as he teams up to join the Safer Neighbourhood team.

Ian Phipps, who formally worked in hospitality management for over 23 years, will be joining the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team alongside Sergeant Andy Wordsworth, PC Ian Hyde and PCSO Hayley Grundy.

PCSO Phipps will be patrolling Bakewell and its neighbouring communities of Sheldon Over Haddon and Ashford in the Water. The Safer Neighbourhood Team also serves the communities of Stanton and Youlgreave and the White Peak villages.

PCSO Phipps said: “I have always wanted to join the force and be a beat bobby but unfortunately I have been unable to be a part of it until now. Taking on the role of a Safer Neighbourhood officer is a fantastic opportunity for me to make a difference and work alongside the local community.

“After initial training at HQ, I joined the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team on Monday, June 16 where I have continued my training. I have been carrying out patrols in the area, dealing with crimes and anti-social behaviour, along with attending schools and visiting community groups.

“I have lived in Calver for many years so I do know the area but I am looking forward to meeting local residents and getting to know the community that I will be serving much better.”

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To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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