A new officer has joined the Potters Bar and Shenley Safer Neighbourhood Team to help deal with crime and anti-social behaviour in the towns.
PC Chris Humphreys, who has seven-and-a-half years’ experience in Hertfordshire, has worked in Hertsmere and Watford on intervention and spent two years on the Operation Scorpion team in Hertsmere.
Using his previous experience on the Operation Scorpion team, he is currently working on drugs warrants in Potters Bar following information from members of the public and intelligence gained from police colleagues.
The 31-year-old said: “I am really pleased to be posted here as I’ve previously worked in Hertsmere and I wanted to try something new after five years on intervention. Instead of responding to emergency incidents and moving on to the next job, we are able to invest time dealing with longer-term problems and anti-social behaviour as well as dealing with crime.”
He is also helping to address the three safer neighbourhood priorities of anti-social behaviour near McDonald’s and the Wyllyotts Centre in Darkes Lane, anti-social behaviour and inconsiderate use of off road bikes around the Furzehill Centre and anti-social behaviour around Tesco and Shenley Park.
Hertsmere Neighbourhood Inspector Pete Edwards said: “Chris is a welcome addition to the team and will be working on problem-solving initiatives and providing high-visibility patrols. His experience in covert policing and dealing with cross-border criminals will be a real advantage to the team.”