Peterborough Policing Changes

I am writing to explain some of the forth coming changes that are due to take place within the structure of Peterborough Policing.

After eleven and a half years as the ‘Village Bobby’ I have been posted onto a new squad in Peterborough. 
I first started as the Barnack Ward policeman in October 2000.  I then took on the community policing role for the Glinton & Wittering Ward and Northborough Ward a few years later, covering 22 villages.

I have been very fortunate to also have lived on the beat in the Barnack Police House for 8 years and was always available to residents who called at the office.  Some of you may have noticed that there is now a ‘for sale’ sign at the Police House.  I have moved out of the property wit my wife, Rachel, we handed the keys back on February 8th.  So all police enquiries will need to be reported on telephone number 101. 

The changes that are due at the start of April 2012, will mean you will be seeing some new faces around the rural wards.  Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) will be your point of contact for community policing.  It is hoped that the increase in PCSO’s within the wards will be noticeable and you should see them on a more regular basis.
The ‘reactive shifts’ will see an increase in numbers as ‘Beat Bobbies’ are moved from their current roles.  Inspector Rob Hill will be in charge of policing on Northern Sector and wil be tasking reactive officers with the role of providing a presence in the rural communities on a 24/7 basis.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as your Village Bobby.  I have been very lucky to have held this role for so long and to live in the community I worked to keep safe.  I will be taking away with me many memories of being on the beat and many friendships that have been forged.

I am looking forward to my new challenge as I approach my 19th year with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and to the many changes we face policing the County.

My new role will be on a ‘Micro Beat Team’.  This will involve targetting crime trends as they develop and to arrest those individuals committing these crimes.

Thank you to everyone who I have worked with and supported me in the role of Village Bobby.  I would like to wish you all the best for the future.
Norman McCallum