City to get new po­lice chief


The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Event -

Pe­ter­bor­ough’s po­lice chief is mov­ing on af­ter 14 months in the job.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Melanie Dales is tak­ing on a new job with Cam­bridgeshire Con­stab­u­lary which cen­tres on col­lab­o­ra­tion with other forces and pro­cure­ment.

Her re­place­ment is Su­per­in­ten­dent Andy Gipp who is cur­rently part of the team which over­sees 999 and 101 calls. He takes over as area com­man­der on Oc­to­ber 10.

Supt Gipp said: “I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to work­ing in Pe­ter­bor­ough. I’ve worked in Cam­bridgeshire now for 24 years in a va­ri­ety of roles across all of the dif­fer­ent lo­cal ar­eas.

“The vast ma­jor­ity of my back­ground is within in­ves­ti­gat­ing crime and pro­tect­ing the pub­lic. The best way to do this is with strong pro­duc­tive re­la­tion­ships with­part­nersin lo­cal au­thor­i­ties, fire ser­vice and com­mu­nity groups alike.

“Su­per­in­ten­den­tDale­sand her pre­de­ces­sors have es­tab­lished strong re­la­tion­ships within Pe­ter­bor­ough and I in­tend to con­tinue this.

“My fo­cus will be on a vis­i­ble pro­fes­sional polic­ing ser­vice that tack­les crim­i­nal­ity and safe­guards the most vul­ner­a­ble. Work­ing with part­ners and com­mu­nity groups will be vi­tal.”

Supt Dales said: “It has been a priv­i­lege to be the area com­man­der for Pe­ter­bor­ough. I’ve enjoyed what has been at times an in­cred­i­bly chal­leng­ing role. I’d like to thank the lo­cal of­fi­cers for their hard work and ded­i­ca­tion dur­ing my time in post.”

Su­per­in­ten­dent Andy Gipp.`

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