Tulip Radio’s regular column in the Spalding Guardian.
Community Policing Inspector and regular guest Jim Tyner has been back in the studio, talking scrap metal theft, legal highs, new recruits and social media.
He brought with him new sergeants Sharon Hall and Paul Coleman, both native to Spalding.
Paul’s new beat follows spells with the Lincolnshire Major Crime unit in Sleaford and as response sergeant for Bourne and Stamford. But Paul began his career in Spalding and is glad to be back. He is now in charge of policing the rural parts of South Holland and will be working closely with street pastors.
Sgt Sharon Hall is an experienced sergeant, having been part of the county’s road response team but has been at Spalding for several years. We discovered that she is leading some great work with the Post-16 Centre.
Sharon has taken charge of the Spalding Town Centre and Spalding Estates neighbourhood policing teams.
Asked about the number of cycling offences, one of the priority concerns in these neighbourhoods, the officers told us how the teams are engaging with both cyclists and pedestrians.
In terms of policing, cyclists, anti-social behaviour and single headlight cars were current issues, along with a focus on rural crime and illegal scrap metal theft.
You can hear the full interview on the Podcast section of the Tulip Radio website, www.tulip-radio.co.uk, together with lots of local news and events on the Community Diary section.