3:00pm Saturday 26th May 2012
The area’s newly appointed police Inspector, Lisette Harvey, has set out her priorities for Trowbridge, Melksham and Bradford on Avon in her second week in the job.
Insp Harvey, who started work at Trowbridge Police Station last Monday, began her career with the Kent force in 1986.
Now she has turned her focus to tackling vehicle crime and domestic abuse, two hot issues in west Wiltshire at the moment.
Insp Harvey said: “I am looking forward to the new challenge because from my point of view I’ve got an excellent team of people who are all working on a day to day basis to keep their communities safe.
“Wiltshire is a really fantastic county because people here naturally look out for each other, and this is reflected in my team because they too want to look out for those in the communities they represent.”
Insp Harvey will lead a team of about 30 people, including three sergeants representing each of the three towns – Dave Hobman for Melksham, Chris Hams for Bradford on Avon and Malcolm Mclundie for Trowbridge. She will also be working closely with Wiltshire Council.
Insp Harvey is originally from Cornwall and came to Wiltshire from Kent to be closer to home. One of her most instrumental roles in the county was being the Force lead on domestic violence prevention orders.
Insp Harvey replaced Iinspector Dave Cullop, who retired after a career that spanned 25 years.
She has previously worked on child abuse and domestic abuse cases and in the professional standards department at Chippenham, dealing with police complaints since April 2009.
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