Welwyn Hatfield policing changes announced

PUBLISHED: 10:13 20 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:13 20 October 2015

Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Teams has some new faces
Picture courtesy of Herts Police

Welwyn Hatfield Safer Neighbourhood Teams has some new faces Picture courtesy of Herts Police

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There’s been a change of sergeants leading the Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Welwyn Hatfield.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams work with the community to improve the quality of life for residents and make the area safer, by proactively tackling crime and anti-social behaviour (ASB). The borough is divided into three policing areas; Welwyn Hatfield North, West and South.

The Welwyn Hatfield North Safer Neighbourhood Team is now being led by Sergeant Steve Hynes, who said: “As a team, we are up for a challenge, like new ideas and use inventive tactics to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour.”

The Welwyn Hatfield North team covers Welwyn Garden City Town Centre, Handside, Sherrards, Digswell, Panshanger, Haldens, Peartree, Welwyn Village.

The Welwyn Hatfield West Safer Neighbourhood Team is now being led by Sergeant Lee Preece, who served as a Police Community Support Officer before becoming a police officer in 2007.

The Welwyn Hatfield West team cover the areas of Hatfield Town Centre, South, West, Villages and the University of Hertfordshire.

The Welwyn Hatfield South Safer Neighbourhood Team is now being led by Sergeant Matt O’Neill, who joined the team in September 2015 after recently being promoted to Sergeant. Matt has been with the constabulary for the past nine years.

He said: “I am aware that I have big shoes to fill. Sergeant Hynes did an amazing job whilst here and I am looking to continue the work he put in and strive to make the area a safer place to live.”

The Welwyn Hatfield South team covers Welwyn - Howlands and Hollybush, Hatfield, Old Hatfield, Welham Green, Northaw, Cuffley, Brookmans Park, The Ryde, Essendon.


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