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New Police Inspector in charge in South Derbyshire

Alert message sent 18/02/2020 12:02:00

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We have a new Inspector in charge of policing in South Derbyshire.

Chris Thornhill takes the reins from Kate Bateman who retires as a police officer today, Tuesday, 18 February.

He joined Derbyshire police back in 2002 and worked as a PC in Long Eaton and Derby. Chris has been a Safer Neighbourhood Sergeant covering the areas of Alllenton, Alvaston and Sinfin and was promoted to Inspector last year. He has been working on a project, reviewing Safer Neighbourhood policing and has moved to Swadlincote having managed re-active policing across Derby, Erewash and South Derbyshire.

Talking about his appointment, Chris paid tribute to the work done by Kate: “Kate has worked hard in South Derbyshire to build on the fantastic relationship and partnerships in place here and I am looking forward to developing these and making it an even better place to live, work and visit.

“I am particularly interested in hearing about the issues which affect our most vulnerable residents and working with partners to help and solve them.”

If you wish to speak to Inspector Thornhill about policing in South Derbyshire you can do so by contacting him on any of the following non-emergency contact methods:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form
Phone – call us on 101.

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Paul Cannon (Media team, Staff, South Division)

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