Two new sergeants join Stevenage safer neighbourhood team

Manjit Kela is one of two new sergeants for Stevenage's Safer Neighbourhood Team

Manjit Kela is one of two new sergeants for Stevenage's Safer Neighbourhood Team - Credit: Archant

Two new sergeants are on the beat after joining the Stevenage Safer Neighbourhood Team.

Ali Hutchin is one of two new sergeants for Stevenage's Safer Neighbourhood Team

Ali Hutchin is one of two new sergeants for Stevenage's Safer Neighbourhood Team - Credit: Archant

Ali Hutchin and Manjit Kela have joined the team after leaving their respective police posts in East Herts.

Ali will lead officers covering the town centre, as well as the Pin Green and Bedwell areas, while Manjit will be responsible for safer neighbourhood initiatives in Chells, Chells Manor, Shephall and Broadwater.

Ali joined as a constable on the East Herts Intervention Team in 2007, responding to emergency calls. She then moved to the East Herts Safer Neighbourhood Team as a PC, before being promoted.

She said: “I have always enjoyed working within the safer neighbourhood team, as it provides the opportunity to focus on long term problem solving and crime prevention.


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“I am looking forward to meeting the local people and working with partner agencies to help understand the needs of the community and improve individuals’ quality of life.”

Manjit started her career with Herts police in 2003, joining a crime unit fours years later.

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She then moved to the case investigation team in Hatfield, responsible for processing prisoners in custody, carrying out interviews and preparing case files. Following a promotion to sergeant two years ago, Majit joins the Stevenage team having worked on case intervention in Hoddesdon.

She said: “I am thrilled to be doing this role and my officers will continue to be highly visible, spending the majority of their time out on the streets, engaging with the public, dealing with crime and addressing anti-social behaviour.

“I want to ensure that the public are confident that they can contact us with any concerns or information at any time. It’s important that we know about local issues, because once we are aware then we can work to make a difference.”

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