New neighbourhood inspector for Ashington and Morpeth

16 Jan 2017 09:03 AM

Insp Fryer [View Full Size]

A new neighbourhood inspector is taking charge in Ashington and Morpeth.

Inspector Sue Fryer, started her policing career in Northumbria in Morpeth in 1993, now 23 years later she's back and in charge of policing in the urban area of Morpeth and all of Ashington (the rural area of Morpeth comes under Inspector Liz Hall).

Inspector Fryer is an experienced officer, has worked as a detective in Blyth and Cramlington as well as Newcastle city centre, she was promoted to sergeant and based at Newcastle West before moving to South Tyneside as a detective sergeant. For ten years she specialised in protecting vulnerable people, managing sex offenders and dealing with victims of child abuse in North Tyneside and Northumberland. On promotion to inspector she worked in 24/7 response at North Tyneside and recently with her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), helping to inspect how forces nationally deal with vulnerability, before recently moving to her new role based in Ashington.

Insp Fryer said: "I'm thrilled to be back working in this area. I came to the old Ashington police station for work experience when I was 15, as I always wanted to be a police officer. It's great to be back here heading up the local neighbourhood policing team.

"I have an enthusiastic and experienced team of officers who are keen to serve the community and I'm looking forward to getting to know local people, businesses and partners at the local authority and elsewhere.

"My main priorities are safeguarding people, particularly those who are vulnerable, reducing crime and disorder and working with communities to make Wansbeck and Morpeth a safer place to live.”

"I aim to get out and about with my officers to speak to people and I would ask if you do see us, please take a moment to stop and say hello. It is important we are aware of community issues to fully understand our policing priorities. I hope to increase opportunities for our communities to engage with us and help make a difference and would encourage people to contact us via social media or attend local authority PACT meetings and local community forums where you are welcome to have a ‘cuppa with a coppa’.

For information about policing in your area contact your local neighbourhood policing team on 101 or log into twitter accounts ; NPNAshington, NPNMorpeth.

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Pictured; Neighbourhood Inspector Sue Fryer at – Woodhorn Colliery museum in Ashington