Sergeants in switch after promotions

This Is Wiltshire: Sergeant Sean Brady is now looking after Bradford on Avon matters Sergeant Sean Brady is now looking after Bradford on Avon matters

Two Neighbourhood Policing Teams in west Wiltshire have a different look, after new sergeants started covering Trow-bridge, Bradford on Avon and Melksham.

The reshuffle was announced following internal promotions and Sean Brady, James Brain and Jim Suter started in their new roles last Monday.

Sgt Brady will be covering Bradford on Avon and Melksham, while Sgt Brain and Sgt Suter will oversee Trowbridge.

Sgt Brady, who was Bradford on Avon NPT sergeant five years ago, said: “I’m delighted to be back in the role and thrilled at being given the opportunity to work back in the area I started my police career, back in 1988.”

Sgt Brady replaces Chris Hams, who has moved to CID, and Dave Hobman, who has moved to the police performance team. Sgt Brain and Sgt Suter have replaced Malcolm Mclundie, who has moved to the police custody team.

Sgt Hams said: “After three years at Bradford on Avon, I’m moving on to a post at headquarters in Devizes. I’ve been very happy here, however I’m looking forward to the new challenge and I welcome Sgt Sean Brady to the team.”

Insp Lisette Harvey has welcomed the sergeants, while praising their outgoing colleagues.

She said: “They are excellent sergeants and officers. The people of Trowbridge, Melksham and Bradford on Avon are in the safe hands of people who know their areas very well.

“I’d also like pay thanks to Malcolm, Chris and Dave for their contribution and hard work.”

Last month, PC Martin Barrett, based at the Bradford on Avon police station, hung up his badge after 21 years of serving the community.

Sgt Hams said: “I’d like to thank Martin for the service he’s provided to the community of Brad-ford on Avon during the last eight years of his 21-and-a-half-year career with Wiltshire Police.

“I wish him a happy retirement and all the best for the future.”

PC Barrett, who joined Wiltshire Police on July 15, 1991, has been replaced by PC Jamie Darvill.

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