1st January 2012 there are changes in the responsibilities of two of the sergeants of the Mole Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team.
Sgt John Pearson will continue to oversee the north of the district, with a minor change to the boundary so that Polesden Lacey falls within the rural area, and Sgt Bert Dean will continue supervising the Neighbourhood Support Team.
Sgt Simon Cox, who has spent the last few months taking care of the moves from our two police stations, will now take over the Rural West and Rural East areas, leaving Sgt Andy Rundle with Dorking town and Goodwyns, Chart Downs and
Over the next year the rural area will be heavily involved with Olympic related activity, and these changes allow for more supervisor support on the rural areas. We have already had exciting initiatives such as the off road motorcycles that were recently introduced, and by increasing the resources in the rural area we will be in an even stronger position to combat rural crime and other issues.
This move will also allow Sgt Rundle to take the lead on licensing issues across the district and we can ensure that there is more consistency in the way we deal with licensed premises both in Dorking and Leatherhead towns.
Insp Terri Poulton, who is in charge of the Mole Valley Safer Neighbourhood Team said “ The local team has a very busy year ahead, with the Olympic cycle races, Queens Jubilee and other events happening on Mole Valley. Now that we have completed the physical moves of the local teams, we are in a position to reorganise the team leaders to ensure we maximise the opportunities to deal with local crime and neighbourhood issues. While these moves largely affect the team themselves, there will be a positive effect for local communities as the supervisors will be able to more closely monitor local problems and initiatives to ensure we deliver the best possible service.”