Introducing your new Chief Inspector for Welwyn Hatfield
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The Welwyn Hatfield Community Safety Partnership* has a new Chief Inspector in post who brings with him decades of policing experience.
Chief Inspector Pete Frost will be responsible for overseeing a variety of policing teams including Intervention (who deal with 999 emergencies), the Local Crime Unit (a team of detectives investigating crimes), and the Neighbourhood Policing Team (who focus on fixing long- and short-term neighbourhood issues, including anti-social behaviour).
CI Frost takes over from Kash Hussain who has been promoted to Superintendent in the constabulary’s Force Review Team.
Having joined the constabulary in 1996, CI Frost brings a wide variety of experience to his new role. His career has spanned across the county, and he has worked in frontline policing roles, as well as in child protection, counter terrorism, and offender management. CI Frost has spent a large part of his police service as a detective and this role also saw him working for the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit (ERSOU) over the 2012 Olympic Games period.
CI Frost said: “ERSOU was a very collaborative environment as you are working with multiple police forces. I am looking forward to more of that partnership working with colleagues across the Community Safety Partnership. It’s crucial that we join with our other local services, such as the council, the fire service, and voluntary organisations, as we all have a responsibility to look after our communities.
“It’s also important the public play their role too and I am keen to encourage residents to get in touch and share their views on local policing. I want to continue building the public’s trust and confidence in policing. There are more ways than ever to keep in touch and share your views. You can follow our social media accounts on Facebook and X, and you can submit your views on our community voice platform, echo. We regularly monitor echo feedback, and it forms part of our patrol plans and other operational activity.
“There is lots of great policing work happening across the borough currently. The Safer Streets project** happening in Hatfield is going to have a hugely positive effect on residents’ quality of life and I am particularly excited to get stuck into this piece of work with our partners across the CSP.
“I am looking forward to being your Chief Inspector in Welwyn Hatfield and I hope we can work together to ensure that the borough remains a safe place.”
*The Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a group of local organisations that share the same goal to keep the Welwyn Hatfield community a safe place to live, work and study. It includes Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, the University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council, East and North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and justice services.
**The Safer Streets project is a multi-agency response, with government funding, that aims to improve safety. Measures include targeted police patrols and upgraded CCTV. It involves a wide variety of local partners including the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council and housing providers. Read more here.
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