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New commander sets Huntingdonshire priorities

March 5, 2013, 12:23 pm

Reducing crime, working with communities and catching criminals are at the top of the list of priorities for the recently appointed district commander for Huntingdonshire.

Chief Inspector Melanie Dales has been in post since early January and has spent the past couple of months meeting with her team, partner agencies and getting a detail insight on the issues impacting the area.

Chief Inspector Dales said: “I have spent the past few months taking a detailed look at the issues in Huntingdonshire and we have already had some great results, such as the recent burglary series in St Neots.

“My focus now is to continue to use all of the tactics available to ensure we target criminals in Huntingdonshire while reducing crime.

“Key to all of this work is a locally focused policing team, close partnership work and a good understanding of what the local community want officers to focus on.

“I intend to do this by utilising the existing communications channels and looking at establishing new ways for the community to stay in touch.”

Chief Inspector Dales has 20 years policing experience in both uniform and detective roles, including roles as crime manager in Peterborough and in the forces public protection unit where she set up the countys first Sexual Assault Referral Unit.

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