Posted on 25th February 2014
Sgt Tim Barlow (left) and Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker in 2010.
A Safer Neighbourhood team Sergeant hangs up his hat after dedicating over 30 years of service to policing.
Sergeant Tim Barlow began his policing career in 1983 serving in both the Royal Air Force and the Metropolitan Police, before joining Derbyshire Constabulary in 1997 where he has spent most of his career.
Sergeant Barlow, who looks over the Safer Neighbourhood areas Hope Valley, Whaley Bridge, Buxton Rural and Chapel and Chinley, will be serving his last day on February 26 before heading into retirement.
He said: “I have worked across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales since October 1997 before becoming the Safer Neighbourhood team Sergeant in 2009.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my role and it has been rewarding to work with so many great people including Chapel and Whaley Bridge town Councils, High Peak Housing and the Multi Agency Team.
“I have also worked closely with local schools, the youth service and local pub and bar staff as part of the Chapel Pub Watch initiative.
“The importance of working with all these people cannot be overstated. I am certain that we would have not achieved reductions in crime over the last ten years if we had not worked in close partnership.
“As I retire from the force after 31-years of policing, I want to thank my own officers at Chapel for their hard work, commitment and loyalty. I could not have wished to work with a better team of people for my last years of service.
“Finally, to all the residents and citizens of the High Peak, it has been an honour and a privilege to have served you over the last sixteen years.”
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.