New neighbourhood policing team inspector for East Staffordshire
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The East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has welcomed a new inspector.
Newly-appointed East Staffordshire NPT Inspector Scott Gidman, who has over 18 years’ experience at Staffordshire Police, will work alongside Chief Inspector Clair Langley.
Inspector Gidman began his career with the force as a Police Constable at Longton Incident Management Unit the day after his nineteenth birthday, before moving to the Community Action Team. Following a transition to Neighbourhood Policing shortly after, Inspector Gidman first earned a promotion to Sergeant, after working on priority crimes involving drugs and anti-social behaviour.
Scott has worked in the north, south and east of the county, experiencing a variety of roles within different NPTs. Chief Inspector Langley welcomed Inspector Gidman back into East Staffordshire NPT after previously working with him as a Deputy.
Inspector Gidman said: “I am in the fortunate position to be returning to my old NPT, this time as an Inspector, where already I have great links internally and with partners externally. I look forward to re-engaging with those inside and outside the organisation to move the NPT forward as we recover from the pandemic and the world continues reopening.
“I see a number of challenges for policing on the horizon but for me as an Inspector it is firmly my job to make sure the staff have the right direction and barriers removed to be able to go out and deliver a great service for their communities. Improving the service and outcomes for victims of crime and anti-social behaviour and targeting those who seek to cause the greatest harm in our communities are the two key areas I look forward to driving forward”.
“I also recently became part of the Rural and Wildlife Crime team where I enjoy working with colleagues to understand and address this niche area of policing.”