I joined Derbyshire Police in 2007 and spent the majority of my career in Derby City, before being promoted as Inspector to Erewash in 2019. As a Constable and Sergeant, I worked in a variety of roles including time spent on response, safer neighbourhood teams and CID, as well as working as a football spotter and being trained in public order policing.
Erewash is a large area with a range of different communities which can present challenges, but also great opportunities, for policing. I would urge everyone in those communities to keep providing us with intelligence to support us in targeting criminals, particularly those who do the most harm, and safeguarding the vulnerable – I want my officers to lock up those who commit offences and blight others’ lives. My team and I will do everything that we can to help keep this a safe place to live, and we will look to use the finite resources that we have in the best possible way. Working closely with partner agencies is a big part of what we do.
I remain proud to be the Erewash Inspector and proud of my teams because I see the great work that they do everyday in the face of some real challenges, often dealing with traumatic events and being willing to put themselves at risk to protect others. Not all of this work can be made public, but we are committed to keeping our local communities involved in the policing of your area.