POLICING in Burton has a new face, thanks to the arrival of new top cop Rob Neeson.
The new Deputy Commander for the local policing team stepped into the role earlier this month, after being offered a promotion, and he said he was looking forward to taking on a new challenged.
The 42-year-old, who lives in East Staffordshire, previously worked as a neighbourhood policing sergeant for Tamworth.
He told the Mail: “I’m planning to carry on some really good work which has been going on here, with Operation Nemesis and some of the ongoing work around anti-social behaviour in the urban parts of the area.
“I’m hoping to continue progressing that, get better partnership working and trying to deliver what everyone in the community wants us to deliver.”
Inspector Neeson has been working in policing for 16 years. He started his career in Leicestershire, before moving to this area several years ago.
Before he started working with local policing teams, he was involved in operational policing. He said the two were very different.
“You can deal with problems and see them through to the conclusion with neighbourhood policing, and you can deal with some ongoing issues from the start through to the end. You get a good experience of local policing.”
Insp Neeson takes over the role from Inspector Paul Downing, who vacated it earlier this year.