police inspector takes on expanded role
police inspector Roger Tolley is taking on an expanded role in
policing the whole of Sedgemoor from the start of April.
is to be appointed to a new post overseeing the new single Sedgemoor
policing area from April 1st as part of a restructuring move.
the Sedgemoor District Council area is divided into two policing
sectors, each run by a separate Inspector - Shane Carey at Bridgwater
and Roger at Burnham.
situation is unique in Somerset since in all other parts of the
county each neighbourhood policing area, each run by an Inspector,
covers the totality of one district council area. This applies
to Mendip, South Somerset, West Somerset and Taunton Deane and
the system works well.
two policing areas in Sedgemoor are therefore uniting under Inspector
Tolley to further improve the service to the public around the
clock, particularly the 24-hour response service across the whole
of the Somerset West policing area.
Carey will move across to join colleagues who oversee the emergency
response teams for the district.
Superintendent Daimon Tilley, District Commander for Somerset
West, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Inspector Tolley is a highly
experienced and capable officer, with a very strong track record
of community policing."
degree of motivation and enthusiasm to work tirelessly for his
local communities is second to none and I know in this new post
he will continue to deliver and maintain excellent standards of
policing in a more efficient management structure."
change is not a reduction in either the total number of Inspectors,
or in the policing service. It is designed to improve our service
to the public and will not impact on how frontline services are
delivered in the Sedgemoor area. Officers will continue to work,
as they do now, from Bridgwater, Burnham-On-Sea and Cheddar police
would like to take this opportunity to thank Inspector Carey for
his hard work, tenacity and dedication to his role, which has
seen significant improvements in the service received by the public
and in the numbers of offenders brought to justice."
Tolley has been a Neighbourhood Inspector for four years, initially
at Taunton and currently at Burnham. Under his leadership, he
and his staff have helped reduce crime by 11.2% at Burnham-On-Sea.
has subsequently increased the number of offenders brought to
justice by 12.3% at Burnham-On-Sea. Championing a culture of citizen
focused policing within his staff, Inspector Tolley and the Burnham
policing team have also reduced the number of incidents of anti-social
behaviour by over 37% during the last two years.
won the Ray Robinson Award in November 2011, an annual award given
to the police officer or group of officers whom it is judged to
have made the greatest contribution to community relations outside
of the Greater Bristol area.
notable achievements include providing leadership to a number
of new initiatives, such as developing and promoting the use of
criminal justice panels, leading the High Contact Families project,
which aims to help those families who struggle to access the support
they need from public services, and significantly increasing the
number of police volunteers working at Burnham-On-Sea Police Station.
Tolley told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "My aim is to be the best
performing policing area with the safest and most satisfied communities
in the force!"
intend to tackle the issues that our communities have sighted
as their priority, particularly drug and acquisitive crime, including
burglary and thefts from sheds and outbuildings. These will be
my top priorities."
kind of criminality, which impacts not only on individual victims
but the wider community, will not be tolerated and I intend to
take immediate and robust action."
currently have good detection rates across Sedgemoor and I intend
to ensure that every victim of crime or anti-social behavour is
left absolutely satisfied with our service and receive the quality
of service they both expect and deserve."
will continue to work hard with the aim of maintaining and raising
the public's trust and confidence in their local police service
by ensuring that the communities needs are recognised and addressed
and that the public, especially victims, are put first at all
want to send a very clear message to those involved in criminality,
whose behaviour impacts negatively on our community myself
and my staff will be working tirelessly to ensure that you are
brought to justice quickly."
Tolley added: "It is important that the community talks to
us. I encourage them to come forward with information about what
is happening in their area. I would also encourage them to contact
me if they feel that their local police are not delivering the
quality of service they expect. Constructive feedback, both positive
and negative, helps us to continue to improve our service."
dialogue between the local residents and police is vital to ensure
that we all have a healthy understanding of the needs and expectations
of the community, so that we can continue to live and work in
a really safe area."
contact Inspector Tolley you can call the new 101 number.