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New Sergeants for Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the North East Derbyshire area

Posted on 13th June 2014

Les Rawson

Two new Sergeants have taken over the reins of the Safer Neighbourhood policing teams in the North East Derbyshire area.

Sgt. Les Rawson, who has been a police officer for 28 years, is now in charge of the Clay Cross, Wingerworth and Rural , North Wingfield, Pilsley, Stonebroom and Shirland, and the Holmewood, Grassmoor, Calow and Arkwright Safer Neighbourhood policing teams.

Sgt. Rawson has spent around half of his career working within the neighbourhood policing and community safety areas, but first began his career in the Metropolitan Police in 1986 before moving to Nottinghamshire Police in 2000 and then Derbyshire Constabulary in 2007.

He was born and lived in the Grassmoor area until he was 21-years-old, and since he joined Derbyshire police, Sgt. Rawson has worked at Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Newbold and Staveley.

Les is married, has two stepsons and a 16-year-old daughter, and when not at work he enjoys walking the dog and enjoying the nicer weather.

Sgt. Rawson has taken over from Sgt. Aidan Stones, who is now in charge of the Dronfield, Eckington, Killamarsh, and the Unstone and Rural Safer Neighourhood policing teams.

Aidan StonesSgt. Stones joined the police service in 2000 as a Special Constable, working in Chesterfield and across north Derbyshire covering public events. He became a regular officer in 2002 and worked in frontline roles as a Police Constable before being promoted to Sergeant in 2007.

He has previously worked at Chesterfield and Clay Cross sections during his service, and became a Safer Neighbourhoods Sergeant in January 2012. During his career Sgt. Stones has also worked at the G8 Summit in Scotland in 2005 and the London Olympics in 2012.

Brought up just across the border in Sheffield, Aidan is married with two grown up daughters and is a keen Sheffield United supporter.

North East Derbyshire police Inspector Glenn Hoggard said: “We do have changes to our teams from time to time and it is important that we keep the community up-to-date with any new faces.

“I am certain that both Sgt. Rawson and Sgt. Stones will continue to maintain their commitment to targeting anti-social behaviour and crime, and keeping those levels low, while ensuring the teams provide a visible, reassuring presence within the communities they serve.”

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, or email claycross.neighbourhoods@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk.

You can also follow a number of the North East Derbyshire based Safer Neighbourhood policing teams on Twitter. To find them, visit the social networking site and search @SouthEasternSNT, @ClayCrossSNT, @DronfieldSNT, @KillamarshSNT and @EckingtonSNT.

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