Divisional Commander for Preston and South Ribble introduces himself with an open letter to the public.
Chief Superintendent Eddie Newton aims to understand local issues to build partnerships within our communities.
I wanted to introduce myself. I’m Chief Superintendent Eddie Newton and I’ve been appointed Divisional Commander for South division, which covers Chorley, Preston, South Ribble, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale.I’ve more than 29 years’ policing experience, having worked across a range of roles from Response PC, Rural Beat Officer to Sergeant, Geographic Inspector and Superintendent, mainly working across South division, in between roles at Headquarters.I’m delighted and very proud to take up the position of Divisional Commander in the area I am passionate about and in which I have spent so much of my service.My role will be to understand the local issues of the communities and work with strategic partners to build collaborative community safety relationships to be able to focus on long-term solutions. Having a proactive approach along with honest and open conversations will allow us to work together to concentrate on problem solving, ensuring the right support is provided by the right organisations.In addition, it’s my aim to develop and continue the high level of commitment and expertise of the local policing team to enable us to play our part in preventing and investigating crime and keeping the public of Lancashire safe.