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Introducing New Beat Sergeant at Neston Police, Daniel Greenhalgh

Author: Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh Published: 28th April 2014 14:45

Neston's new Beat Sergeant, Daniel Greenhalgh, tells AboutMyArea Neston readers a bit about himself, his team and what the community can expect from their local police. 

Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh, Neston policeSergeant Daniel Greenhalgh

I would like to introduce myself to the communities of Neston. I am Sergeant Daniel Greenhalgh and I have recently taken the post as the Beat Sergeant responsible for all of the Neston areas.

A bit about me first. I have 15 years Police service in varying frontline and HQ roles. I have 11 years in the rank of Sergeant and have been qualified to Inspector since 2008. I am married and have two little girls who keep me very busy when I'm not in work.

This is my second time working the Ellesmere Port and Neston areas. I have been back in this area for over a year now and recently jumped at the opportunity to move from the 24/7 Incident Response side to the Beat Management Team, as part of the new re-structure of the Neighborhood Policing Unit (NPU).

Some of you may have heard that the NPU has restructured and have questions about that. (Feel free to ask any questions in the comments section below and I will answer them). The restructure is part of a six month pilot that is being monitored by HQ. When successful, it will start to roll out across the county.

We have five 24/7 uniformed response teams which also have crime car and reactive Detective Constables within. In addition to this we have 3 Beat Management teams, one of which is mine.  Then we have the proactive Beat/CID team. The restructure enables the NPU to be self-sufficient, in terms of our resource capability. As part of our leadership team we have a gained a Chief Inspector, two new Inspectors and have thirteen Sergeants, all of whom are working together to achieve the same aims and objectives.

I have a great team, some of whom will work specifically in the Neston areas. They will target their efforts to have maximum effect in order to deal with incidents of crime and anti-social behaviour robustly and in an appropriate, proportionate manner. We will not tolerate criminal or poor behaviour within the community you live in and those who are acting in such a way will be relentlessly targeted, in terms of criminal outcomes, housing and much more. 

We will do what matters to the community and we will work with our partner agencies to ensure that you are safe and feel safe within the area you live.

In terms of recent police issues in the Neston areas, we have seen Anti-Social Behavior from a core group of youths. We know these youths and we will continue to target them and our repeat locations. There has recently been one youth arrested for setting fire to a bin near to Sainsburys and two youths arrested after a petrol bomb was thrown towards officers in a local park.

The message is getting out there that my team will take a zero tolerance approach to such acts of criminal behaviour.

One of the strategies that we are trying to achieve by working with Cheshire West and Chester Council is a programme of youth targeted activity both in the short term and long term. We recognise that not all of our young population has the same opportunities and guidance from parents, which is why we want to help give direction and identify suitable activities that may be of benefit to individual youths and therefore the wider community. In turn this will help reduce the demand on the local police so that we can target efforts elsewhere within the local area.

As a team we look forward to supporting your local community, with great events coming up over the next few months, such as Neston Ladies Day, Neston Village Fair and Burton & Puddington Fete. There are opportunities for you to meet with us and discuss local community issues at the published surgeries and an upcoming Beat meeting early June'14.

We welcome your feedback to the efforts we are making and hope that the job we are doing is making a positive difference.

Sgt Daniel Greenhalgh
Neston Police
Call 101 for non-urgent matters.  In an emergency always dial 999.

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At 11:09 on 30th April 2014, derek commented:
Welcome (back) to Neston Daniel and good luck with your new role.

I think most right minded people will approve of a zero tolerance approach to petrol bombers!!
Mike Shipman
At 17:00 on 30th April 2014, Mike Shipman commented:
Daniel, a very interesting piece about modern policing. Just one thing I'm not too clear about: how many police officers and PCSOs are dedicated to the greater Neston area, by which I mean postcode CH64? And what is the average number of officers and PCSOs working in Neston on the average weekday?
Size 9's
At 18:49 on 30th April 2014, Size 9's commented:
Daniel, welcome, and I would ask a variation of Mick’s question: What is the average number of officers and PCSOs working in Neston/Willaston CH64 on the average evening or overnight when the problems generally occur?
tricia mary
At 19:20 on 30th April 2014, tricia mary commented:
Welcome and good luck Owden.
CO Jones
At 21:49 on 30th April 2014, CO Jones commented:
Welcome and good luck.

As it is not quite May, and we have already been blessed with perfect Weather, could you give your lads the nod to keep an eye on the field between the wirral way and the Neston sewage works site with the pond in it.

I have no problem at all with the young folk sitting by the water but the land owner probably does and the flagrant underage drinking and weed smoking (evident from the detritus left behind ) is depressing.

I would not have posted if the idiots hadn't consistently thrown their debris into the pond.

At 22:15 on 1st May 2014, B J commented:
Totally support your zero tolerance, glad that we now have someone dealing with issues in Neston and Little Neston and surrounding areas, residents and local traders have felt vulnerable over the last few years and are glad that your team are looking after our community. Thank you
At 22:00 on 2nd May 2014, SGT DG commented:
Many thanks for your comments. It is good to see we have supportive members of the community. Officers at Neston are aware of the Sewage works drinking location and will ensure that they give it attention. There are Police Officers who are available 24 hours a day, the numbers of which vary depending on periods of demand. Neston and surrounding areas are very fortunate with the dedicated PCSOs and Police Officers we have working here becasue they are extremely familiar with the areas, the issues locally and those who cause the problems. By targeting our resources where the demand is means we have maximum impact for the bennefit of the local communities.
null n
At 22:06 on 6th May 2014, null n commented:
A very impressive start with two drugs raids taking some of the supply of drugs off our streets. Really pleased to see someone heading up the NPU who has a zero tolerance attitude.

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