New Safer Neighbourhood Team sergeants for Welwyn Hatfield

PUBLISHED: 11:25 27 September 2016 | UPDATED: 11:28 27 September 2016

Sergeant Pauline Flanagan and Sergeant David Stansbury

Sergeant Pauline Flanagan and Sergeant David Stansbury

Bedfordshire Police

Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Team has recently welcomed two new police sergeants.

Sergeant David Stansbury will now be looking after Welwyn Hatfield South and Sergeant Pauline Flanagan is responsible for Welwyn Hatfield West.

Sergeant Stansbury joined the force in 2005 and spent the first two years of his policing career based with Borehamwood Intervention Team (emergency response). He then transferred to Devon and Cornwall Police where he remained for two years.

He transferred back to Hertfordshire in 2011 and was promoted to sergeant in 2012. He led an intervention team in Hemel Hempstead for three years before moving into his current role with Welwyn Hatfield South.

Sergeant Stansbury said: “This is my first time in a Safer Neighbourhood role and I am really enjoying it. I love the way it enables me to get to know the local area I serve really well and you can see when you are making a tangible difference.

“It’s good to be building relationships within the community of Welwyn Hatfield South. There are many things I would like to achieve, but one of the main things is to make our officers as visible to the public as possible to provide a reassuring presence to the community.”

Sergeant Flanagan began her career with the Watford and Three Rivers Intervention Teams in 2004. She was promoted to sergeant after five years and led the Intervention Team at Watford for six months.

In 2010 she became custody sergeant at Hatfield, then moved on to Hatfield Intervention for six months before starting her current role.

Pauline said: “I am really enjoying my new role as Neighbourhood Sergeant for Welwyn Hatfield West as it is giving me the chance to meet a wide range of people from the local community and really get involved in making a difference.

“With the University of Hertfordshire on my patch, I have the chance to work with people from all over the world and I am looking forward to myself and my team being there for them should they need us for advice and assistance.

“Overall I am looking forward to building on the already very strong relationships we have in Welwyn Hatfield West to reduce crime further, bring those responsible for crime to justice and ensure the community plays an active role in helping police to keep the towns safe places to live and work.”

Both sergeants would welcome members of the public getting in touch if they are having any issues in their local areas that are causing concern. You can contact both Sergeant Stansbury and Sergeant Flanagan via the police non-emergency number 101.

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