I’d like to welcome all the new members of Northamptonshire Neighbourhood Alert who have signed up in 2018 and thank those existing members for their on-going support. I am the Neighbourhood Sergeant for the Kettering and Corby Rural area since joining the team at the beginning of October 2017. I feel privileged to lead such a dedicated and incredibly knowledgeable neighbourhood team and every day they surpass my expectations.
The purpose of this message is not only to introduce myself to you as your new neighbourhood sergeant, but to introduce you to an invigorated neighbourhood team, still based in your community in Desborough as we continue to serve 30+ parishes and towns and all the communities in between. Firstly I’d like to draw your attention to our role within Northamptonshire Police. As a neighbourhood team we are here for four reasons (in no particular order):-
- Accessibly and Visibility
- Partnership working
- Problem solving
- Community engagement
We do not primarily investigate crime or respond to live incidents as there are other investigation and response departments with officers specifically trained and dedicated to that within the police. By not primarily investigating crime or responding to incidents this allows us to be easily accessible to our local community. The team is now made up of 6 PCSO’s and 1 Police Officer. Each have dedicated areas to concentrate on and will carry out school visits, along with reassurance and crime prevention in the community after crimes that effect the community happen. I want to take this opportunity to encourage you to update your details on your account as this will allow us to tailor the messages and ensure you receive information that is relevant to you and that you are most interested in.
As the team become trained in sending messages on this platform you will start to receive information from them, feel free to rate the messages, but if you need to contact the team either e-mail SCT-KetteringRural@northants.police.uk or if you need to report a crime please either report that via the non-emergency telephone number - 101 or via the Northants Police website. Of course in an emergency, always call 999.
I look forward to contacting and keeping you informed about local policing matters in future.
Sergeant 783 Robert Offord