There will be two new faces on the streets of Long Eaton this month, with Derbyshire Constabulary refreshing the Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Police Constable Helen Gallear and Police Community Support Officer Joe Constantine will be covering the town centre and Sawley areas.
Helen started with Derbyshire police in April 2002 and brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously served as a burglary detective, family liaison officer, and with teams investigating sexual offences.
She 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 the public have called us about.
“I am 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.”
She added: “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, 22-year-old 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 headquarters and is raring to get stuck into his new role on a patch he knows well.
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.”
He added: “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 team, call 101 or send them a message via www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.