The new inspector in charge of policing Spalding and South Holland has been confirmed as Jo Reeves, it has been revealed this week.
Insp Reeves takes over permanently from Chief Insp Jim Tyner who took charge of policing East Lindsey, including Horncastle, Louth and Skegness, in March.
Following in the footsteps of both her father and uncle, Insp Reeves joined the police as a PCSO (Police Community Support Officer) after studying modern languages at Sheffield University.
Insp Reeves then became a Police Constable with Cambridgeshire Constabulary where she was promoted to the role of sergeant in the rural community action Team, transferring to Lincolnshire Police in August last year.
Supt Paul Timmins, who helps run policing in South Holland, East Lindsey and Boston, said: “I’m really pleased that Jo has been confirmed in the post of inspector after doing the role on a temporary basis for the last few months.
“Jo brings a lot of experience from her previous force where she worked extensively in a neighbourhood policing environment, dealing with a lot of the issues currently being experienced in South Holland.
Jo brings a lot of experience from her previous force where she worked extensively in a neighbourhood policing environment, dealing with a lot of the issues currently being experienced in South Holland.Supt Paul Timmins of South Holland, East Lindsey and Boston,
“It will be a further challenge to Jo in her career to lead the policing team in South Holland, but I’m sure she will be an asset to the local community once they get to know her.”
On leaving South Holland, Chief Insp Tyner said: “I give Insp Jo Reeves my very best wishes and she is inheriting the best team of enthusiastic, committed and hardworking officers I have ever worked with.”
Speaking to Spalding Today after being appointed temporary inspector in March, Insp Reeves said: ”I’m aware of how well-thought-of Insp Tyner is with people so I am quite nervous.
“But I know the area well and the issues are very similar to other places where I have worked, so I’ll be dealing with them as they arise and keeping up the good work.”