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New district commander for Selby

ch insp Richard Abbott

7:12am 8th February 2012

Inspector Richard Abbott has temporarily taken over as Safer Neighbourhood Commander for the Selby district as Chief Inspector Richard Anderson moves onto pastures new.

Acting Chief Insp Abbott, who has been with the Selby Safer Neighbourhood Command for almost four years when he was first based at Tadcaster, will carry out the role until the end of March 2012.

Acting Chief Insp Abbott is actively involved in the Selby District and working with partners in the Community Engagement Forums (CEFs), sitting on the board for each of the four of the rural forums. He also works closely with other partner agencies in developing the communities across the district.

"I am pleased to be continuing the great work the team has delivered across the district over the last three years, under the guidance of Supt Anderson," said Acting Chief Insp Abbott.

“Crime rates and anti-social behaviour continue to fall as we maintain our efforts to bring offenders to justice. 

“We are working with our communities and other agencies to ensure that Selby remains a good place to live and raise a family. 

“Although this promotion is only temporary, I am committed to doing my very best for the communities across the district to keep them a safe place to live and work.”

Following the temporary promotion Acting Chief Insp Abbott will return to the rank of Inspector and remain with the Selby Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Joining the Selby Safer Neighbourhood Command is Inspector Dave Sutcliffe, who will be with the team until 31 March 2012.

Further appointments will be announced in the near future.

Richard Anderson leaves his role as district commander of the Selby Safer Neighbourhood Command after nearly two and half years in the post. He was appointed in September 2009 and, having being promoted to Superintendent, will transfer to the Force Control Room in York.

Superintendent Anderson said:

"I am really pleased with the accomplishments the police and partner agencies have achieved in the Selby District over the last few years.

“Since 2008, crime has reduced by over 20% and anti-social behaviour by a similar amount.

“I know that Richard Abbott and the team will continue to drive down crime and improve the quality of life in the Selby district."

PICTURED: Superintendent Richard Anderson.

supt anderson

PICTURED: Acting Chief Insp Richard Abbott.

ch insp Richard Abbott

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