Posted on 10th January 2018
We are really pleased to announce that we have two new officers on the beat in Long Eaton.
PC Helen Gallear, an officer with 16 years’ experience, has been joined by brand new Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Joe Constantine.
Both officers will be working for the Safer Neighbourhood teams covering the town centre and Sawley areas of Long Eaton.
Helen started with Derbyshire police back in April 2002 and as such brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Her previous roles have seen her working as a detective dealing with burglaries, a family liaison officer helping victims in the most serious of cases and she also worked for nine years investigating sexual offences.
Helen said: “I have been working back at the front-line of policing now for the past six months covering the whole of Erewash , reacting to 999 calls and dealing with issues that the public have called us about.
“I am now really pleased to be joining the Safer Neighbourhood team at Long Eaton and getting to know the community and issues that affect them, then working with others to come up with longer term solutions.
“I know that there have been issues with anti-social behaviour and damage in the area and this will be one of the areas Joe and I will be working with the rest of the team in trying to solve.
In contrast to Helen, Joe is a new starter to Derbyshire police, having joined as a PCSO in November last year. He has now completed his initial training at HQ and is raring to get stuck in to his new role.
Joe is 22 years of age and knows Erewash well as he lives in Ilkeston. He said: “I only started with the team at Long Eaton at the end of December but already I am really enjoying my new job. The team are fantastic and so committed to making Long Eaton a safe place to live, work and visit.
“I know Long Eaton well and have actually lived there, not that I can remember much about that as we moved when I was only six months old.
“Like Helen I know there have been issues with anti-social behaviour and we are determined to target those responsible and help to improve the problem.”
To contact the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team call them on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us