PEOPLE across several areas of South Derbyshire look set to welcome a new bobbie who will oversee policing in the area.
Derbyshire Police have confirmed that Sergeant Graham Summers has been placed in charge of safer neighbourhood policing teams which cover a wide part of the outlying areas of the district,
The top cop will now be the man who will be keeping his watchful eye over three teams of officers that cover the Melbourne, Mercia, Etwall, Hatton and Hilton neighbourhoods.
Sergeant Summers said: “Although most of my experience has been responding to emergency calls for service, I am looking forward to tackling matters which affect the lifestyle and living standards of the people of South Derbyshire in partnership with our connected agencies.
“I have led from the front in a reactive role and I intend to use that experience with my new team and I will be ‘out there’ and visible with them.
“Skills I have learned during my service as a front line police officer are transferable to my new role. I believe in a positive and robust approach when necessary and I will be listening to those in the community with issues and information to offer.”
Sgt Graham’s service spans 21 years with Derbyshire Police where he has served as a reactive officer throughout D division, as well as on the armed response unit and with roads policing. He was also seconded to the Royal Cayman Islands in the British West Indies.
Sgt Steve Todd, who was previously in place, is now managing neighbourhood policing in the Derby West policing section.