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Husband and wife team join Ryedale police
2:21pm Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A HUSBAND and wife team are the latest recruits to join Ryedale’s police.
For the past seven years they have both worked in various York Safer Neighbourhood Teams and between them have a wealth of Safer Neighbourhood Policing knowledge.
Sean was previously a police officer in the RAF.
He said: “One of my main objectives in my role here is having a good line of communication with all members of my communities.
“A lot this work has already been done and is at a high standard, and I hope to continue that, but I also want to reach the more isolated communities, like our farmers and settlements in the more rural areas. I would love to hear any thoughts on this and other matters.”
Annie previously ran a village shop and post office and said she enjoys the community engagement aspect of her role.
“I am really looking forward to being part of your community,” she said.
“I like to drop in to local events and coffee mornings to have informal chats about emerging issues and hope that people will contact me to let me know what is happening in their area so I can be part of this.
“I believe that everyone should have a point of contact with their local policing team and I am aiming to be a visible and approachable presence in these areas.”
Inspector Andy Everitt, of Ryedale Police, said he was delighted to welcome Sean and Annie to the Ryedale team.
“They are experienced PCSOs who have worked in some challenging environments in the City of York and they bring a wealth of experience with them which I know will benefit our communities,” he said.
“They are both keen to understand issues of local concern and work with colleagues and partners to deliver positive actions that make a difference.
“This pro-active approach typifies the way we deliver policing services in Ryedale and both Annie and Sean play a key role in this.
“I know that they are looking forward to learning new skills as they adapt to policing in a more rural environment.”
Alternatively phone 101 and asking for Sean or Annie Simpson.
You can also follow Sean on @NYPHelmsleyKirkby and Annie on @PickeringSNT.