New man at the helm of policing in Pendle

Insp. Phil Davies
Insp. Phil Davies

A NEW “geographic” police inspector - who has worked in every town in East Lancashire during his 25-year service - has taken over the policing in Pendle.

Insp. Phil Davies (46) takes over from Insp. Paul Leigh, who has moved on to the role of inspector in Rossendale.

Geographic inspectors are responsible for overseeing uniformed police officers in a specific area. Insp. Davies will take responsibility for community safety, neighbourhood policing and partnership work in Pendle, which covers the Nelson, Colne and West Craven areas of the borough.

Insp. Davies said: “I have a vast amount of experience working in communities across East Lancashire and hope to use the knowledge I have gained over my service to benefit people living and working in Pendle.

“I am looking forward to continuing reductions in crime and anti-social behaviour and while it is a challenging time for the police, we will be working closely with local communities and other agencies to make the area as safe as possible.”

Insp. Davies joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1986 and has worked in both Eastern and Pennine Divisions in various roles including geographic response, road policing and communications departments. Insp. Davies is a senior public order commander involved in the policing of football matches and major events.