New top officer in Trowbridge

This Is Wiltshire: Police Inspector Chris Chammings has taken over from Inspector Lisette Harvey at Trowbridge Photo: Trevor Porter Police Inspector Chris Chammings has taken over from Inspector Lisette Harvey at Trowbridge Photo: Trevor Porter

Inspector Chris Cham-mings is overseeing policing in Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon, replacing Inspector Lisette Harvey.

Insp Chammings, 45, joined the force in 1991 and will be based at Trowbridge Police Station where he has been getting to know his new team this week.

He comes from a post at Wiltshire Police Headquar-ters in Devizes.

Insp Chammings has previously worked as a firearms officer in a counter terrorism team, and has recently finished working on collaboration plans between Wiltshire, Avon and Somerset and Gloucester forces.

He said: “Having been out of local policing for 15 years it is great to get back to the grassroots. I’m looking forward to building relationships with the community.

“I want to build on all the work that Lisette has done and bring my expertise to the role.”

Insp Harvey will be working with Superinten-dent Nick John, planning police strategies in Trow-bridge, Bradford on Avon, Melksham, Chippenham and Devizes.

She said: “I will miss the team as they have worked tirelessly for me over the last two years.”

Her proudest achievement during her time based in Trowbridge was reducing alcohol related crime in the town centre, she added, saying: “I think we’ve broken the perception that Trow- bridge is an unsafe place to visit. I’d like to thank the community for their support towards me and my team. I wish Chris all the best in his new role.”

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7:48pm Fri 28 Mar 14

eureka+ says...

we hope Inspector Chammings continues the good work of Lisette Harvey, in particular, moving away the anti-social alcoholics from our parks, who seem to drink all hours and use our parks as one big toilet. Many people avoid walking through the parks because of their intimidating presence, especially in the evenings.
we hope Inspector Chammings continues the good work of Lisette Harvey, in particular, moving away the anti-social alcoholics from our parks, who seem to drink all hours and use our parks as one big toilet. Many people avoid walking through the parks because of their intimidating presence, especially in the evenings. eureka+
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