New police inspector appointed for North Hertfordshire

Duncan Sales has been appointed the Safer Neighbourhood team inspector for North Hertfordshire

Duncan Sales has been appointed the Safer Neighbourhood team inspector for North Hertfordshire - Credit: Archant

A new police inspector has been appointed to cover Comet country.

Inspector Duncan Sales is the new Safer Neighbourhood team inspector for North Hertfordshire covering Baldock, Hitchin and Letchworth GC.

He started his career with Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1987 at the age of 29 and was based initially in Watford.

He said: “I was really pleased to return to North Herts in the role of Safer Neighbourhood Team Inspector as the area has a real sense of community.

“I am looking forward to working closely with area partner agencies and continuing to build on the already very strong relationships we have with them to reduce crime further, bring those responsible for crime to justice and ensure the community plays an active role in helping police to keep North Herts a safe place to live and work.”

He is no stranger to Comet country and in 2000 he took on the role of intervention inspector. He later moved into the role of community safety inspector covering the western and central areas of the county in 2001.

Duncan then became a detective inspector and worked in the Local Crime Unit in St Albans and Hatfield where he investigated priority crimes such as burglaries, robberies, assaults and drugs offences, before moving to the Case Investigation Team where he managed the unit dealing with offenders in custody.

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In his most recent role before moving back to North Herts, Inspector Sales led the Constabulary’s Harm Reduction Unit where he managed the unit dealing with incidents of domestic abuse, honour based violence, hate crime and missing people.

Inspector Sales lives in Hertfordshire and is married with children.

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