THERE’S a fresh face on the Morpeth beat.
PC Lee Taylor has joined the Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team, taking on responsibility for the Morpeth and Pegswood areas.
The officer has 27 years’ experience in the Northumbria Force, having worked in 24/7 response in Newcastle, the force-wide Operational Technical Support Group and in Operational Planning at area command and force level.
As part of his work he was heavily involved in planning police operations for the 2012 Olympics.
Now PC Taylor is looking forward to getting stuck into his new Northumberland role.
“This is an excellent opportunity for me and I am keen to take on new challenges for the local people and businesses in the town centre and in some of the surrounding rural areas,” he said.
“I want to reassure the public and listen to their concerns.
“I always try to look for long-term solutions by working together with local communities and partners. I hope to bring the same way of working to Morpeth and keep the public safe and satisfied with their policing service.”
He added: “I am keen to build close ties with the people who live and work here so please get in touch if you have any policing issues you wish to bring to my attention.”
Neighbourhood Sergeant Sharon Wilmore-Greaves is delighted to welcome PC Taylor to the team and she is confident that he will be an asset to local residents in the communities he will cover.
She said: “PC Taylor has a lot of value and experience to bring to the team and I know he will play an integral role in tackling community issues.
“The Morpeth Neighbourhood Policing Team covers different types of communities, from town centre residents and business owners to our residents out in the rural areas.
“Lee will be focussing on the town centre and surrounding parts, including Pegswood, where he will be familiarising himself with local people and businesses to find out who they are and what they want to see from the police.”
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