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New face joins Ilkeston Safer Neighbourhood Team

Posted on 29th November 2016
Alex Hunt

The Larklands and Gallows Safer Neighbourhood Team in Ilkeston welcomed a new face to its ranks yesterday, Monday, November 29. 

PC Alex Hunt has joined the team for an initial three months to replace Dave Bull who has joined a specialist policing team tackling thefts from vans. 

Alex is 24 years and used to be a personal trainer in Warwickshire before moving to Derbyshire having successfully applied to join Derbyshire police in June 2014. 

Alex said: ”It was a big move for me to move home but I really wanted to join Derbyshire police. I had connections with the county as my grandad lived here and because of that I have always supported Derby County. This is particularly interesting now as I actually live over in Nottinghamshire.” 

Since successfully passing his initial training at HQ, Alex has worked as a reactive officer at both Long Eaton and Ilkeston. 

He continued: “I am really looking forward to my spell as a Safer Neighbourhood officer as it will get me closer to the community and help me to make a longer term difference to the problems they may be having. 

“I know at the moment there is a problem with anti-social behaviour from a small number of young people so this will be one of the things that I will be looking to tackle.”

For more information on the work of the Larklands and Gallows Safer Neighbourhood Team contact the them on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

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