One of Humberside Police’s youngest Chief Inspectors has now taken over the reigns of being the leader for Neighbourhood Policing for the whole of the East Riding.
Chief Inspector James Glansfield (36), said: “I am immensely proud to be working back in the area I live and am passionate about serving the community.
“I live in the East Riding with my wife and young family and love everything the East Riding has to offer. Now I have been appointed to be the Neighbourhood Commander for the East Riding, it is my ambition to ensure the excellent high level of policing continues and our communities continue to have confidence in the police.
“My policing career started back in 2000 when I lived and worked in Hampshire. Since I was a child I had aspirations of joining the police to help people and after a few years working in the travel industry I knew it was time to follow my dream.
“I applied to Hampshire Constabulary and was elated when I was recruited. For six years I worked in the Basingstoke division in a variety of roles in the town centre and across the rural area of North Hampshire as a Police Constable.
“In 2006 I successfully applied for a transfer to Humberside Police and was given my first posting to Bridlington. Humberside Police has really looked after me and within two years I was looking for development and applied for promotion to sergeant as well as supporting me in applying for, and successfully joining, the national Police High Potential Development Scheme The rest you could say is history; in the seven years I have worked for Humberside Police I have worked in a variety of roles and departments from being an IRT officer at Bridlington, Bransholme and Hedon, working on an 18 month immigration project with the UK Border Agency and being the custody Sergeant at Hull’s busiest custody suite, you could say I have had a varied career so far.
“I have been fortunate to be involved in Neighbourhood Policing at various levels in recent years; in 2011 I worked closely with the Assistant Chief Constable, the Home Office and the National Policing Improvement Agency. I am now looking forward to having the opportunity to continue building on the success of our neighbourhood teams.
“Within policing we currently work around three policing pillars with the majority of officers serving as Incident Response Officers (IRT for short) responding to your 999 or 101 calls, attending immediate or high priority calls for service, dealing with public order and disorder. Our detectives work in CID, who are specialist in investigating serious or complex crimes and bringing offenders to justice. Finally our Neighbourhood Police Officers continue to be our ‘bobby’s on the beat’ comprising of police officers and police community support officers (PCSO’s). To work in Neighbourhood Policing you must be passionate about local life and make yourself part of the community to offer reassurance, visit schools, deal with local crime trends, attend community events, deal with anti-social behaviour, criminal damage and investigate certain local crimes.
Along with our regular officers and staff we are supported by a large number of Special Constables and Volunteers who assist us in providing the excellent level of service we continue to produce across the division.
“I started as the Neighbourhood Chief Inspector on Monday 6th January and I am keen for my team
to utilise every availablepower to make our communities as safe as possible. I am passionate about building on how we engage with the public so that you understand and contribute to how we are continuing to reduce crime through partnerships and community involvement. I look forward to a successful 2014 in the East Riding.”