The North Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) has recently welcomed a new sergeant. Matt Fathers has joined the team, having previously been a custody sergeant in Stevenage.
Matt has spent most of his career in front line uniform policing and has been in the job for nearly 20 years. He has worked in most of the policing areas across Hertfordshire, as well as a stint in the Metropolitan Police Service in 2007 when he transferred to Harringay to work as a response officer and then training new recruits. He returned to Herts in 2012 and was promoted to sergeant.
“It is great to get back out and about in the community again,” said Matt. “Neighbourhood policing allows officers to really get immersed in the communities they serve. It enables us to have a real impact on people’s lives, as many of the issues we address are long term problems and involve understanding how our communities are made up and then often working with partner agencies to find long term solutions.
“This is a busy time to be involved in neighbourhood policing and we are currently running a Feelings of Safety Campaign with Stevenage Borough Council and other partners, and are asking local residents for their views about how we can work together to make Stevenage safer for all those who live, work and visit the town. My officers will be holding community events to engage with local residents, but you can also take part in the survey by using our online community feedback forum (opens in new window)
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