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Phil Eaton

Stoke-on-Trent Central Local Policing Team Commander.

Phil's career in Staffordshire Police started in 1994 when he joined the Police Cadets straight from school.

In 1997 Phil joined the regulars and was stationed at Stoke Police Station in uniform. After 2 years Phil moved to Hanley Police Station working on the City Centre Local Policing Unit.

Phil was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2003 and was stationed at Longton Police Station on the Incident Management Unit. Over the next few years Phil acquired skills and training to become a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) for road death and also a custody trained Sergeant, putting those skills to the test when required.

In 2008 Phil moved into Neighbourhood Policing and worked at a number of police stations in the North of the County which included Tunstall, Burslem, Stoke and Hanley. He has been the Neighbourhood Sergeant for the areas of Stoke, Shelton and the City Centre. Neighbourhood Policing has afforded Phil the opportunities of working alongside partners in an effort to prevent crime and disorder and help improve people's quality of life.

In 2013 Phil became the Vulnerability and Partnerships Sergeant at Stoke Central Local Policing Team, Phil describes this role as one of the most demanding positions he has ever held and feels it has developed his understanding of how to Safeguard Vulnerable people. Also, during this role Phil set up a multi-agency operation designed to tackle criminality in the area of Hanley Park. This operation was seen as best practice for tackling Child Sex Exploitation (CSE) in parks and was adopted by many LPTs (Local Policing Teams) in the force and region.

In 2014 Phil was promoted to the rank of Inspector and posted as the Deputy Local Policing Team Commander at Stoke South LPT (Longton). In 2016 Phil set up Stoke-on-Trent's Vulnerability Hub.

On his posting as Chief Inspector, Commander of Stoke Central LPT, Phil said: "I am delighted to return to Hanley Police Station, Hanley was my first station when I was a Cadet 23 years ago. I have worked at Hanley for many years on Response Teams, Neighbourhood Teams and The Vulnerability Hub. I feel that I understand the area and the community I serve, I am committed in keeping my community safe and reassured."

Chief Inspector Phil Eaton
Chief Inspector Phillip Eaton
Job title
Stoke-on-Trent Central LPT Commander
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