New man on the beat
Meet the new Epsom community constable.
Chris Gwilliam is taking on the beat after eight years with the police.
‘‘I’m looking forward to not just dealing with offenders, but to spending time with people and helping out with neighbourhood issues.
‘‘It’s different to the front line where you get five minutes with people and then move on.
‘‘Epsom is a pretty good community. It’s relatively small and there are lots of groups and people who are about it.’’
He’s taken over from Gordon Campbell who has moved to a role working with primary schools after seven years as community constable.
Mr Gwilliam was in the New Zea- land Army before joining the police.
He’ll split his time between the Newmarket police station and the volunteer run Epsom Community Policing Centre.
‘‘People can get in touch for anything that’s not urgent really, even if they just want to chat about a neighbourhood dispute.’’
The best way to contact Mr Gwilliam is through the Epsom centre.
‘‘The volunteers are pretty good at getting a quick gist of what people want and deciding if it’s something I can deal with, or if it needs to go through to 111.’’