Chief inspector makes a return
when you’re working yourself is in the winter you are working with your local community, but when you’re working throughout the summer time, you have the tourists - this is when the island community went from 1500 upto 15,000 a day and you are still working yourself with the help of special constables. This is when you learn your people skills. I was there for three and a half years - you involve yourself with the community - it was just amazing.
“It was a highlight for personal reasons, for family reasons, for friends you make for life and for the grounding it gives you in getting to know people.
“I came back to Ayr in 2002 as an operational police officer then I left the Division and worked in national security for a while which was really interesting.
“It got to 2011 and I wanted to come back to operational policing so I returned to Ayr as an operational inspector.
“For the third time in my career, I’m back. To be a police officer, an inspector and now get the position of Area Commander in Ayr and to have lived, studied and met my wife in Ayr, both personal and professional is just great.
“The whole ethos of policing, for me, is community.
“I am absolutely delighted to be Area Commander of South Ayrshire and I would like to thank Chief Inspector Gary I` Anson for everything that he has done for South Ayrshire and the key role that he has played over the last few years.”
Derek Frew The dad- of- two has been announced as the new Area Commander for South Ayrshire