Policing In Chipperfield
Thanks to funding from Hertfordshire County Council, the village will be benefiting from the appointment of a police community support officer, Kim Ashworth, who started work in October. She is one of the nine uniformed support officers who will be working in the Dacorum area, providing a visible police presence.
Our new PCSO introduces herself: “My name is Kim Ashworth and I am your local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and I shall be covering the Chipperfield, Bovingdon, Flaunden and Bourne End areas alongside PC Michelle Buttleman. I shall be patrolling on foot, keeping an eye on the area and I am here for you. I want you to talk to me and report anything that you feel I should know about and I shall gladly answer any questions you may have. If I dont know the answers, I shall find out for you. “I live in Bedmond and have two daughters, Katy who is 22 and a Metropolitan Police Officer and Kelly who is 18 and studying Fashion at Reading University. I have worked for the police for ten years – the first four as a Traffic Warden in Watford and then for six years in the Criminal Justice Unit. “My current role is a very new one and I hope to mould the position to suit the areas in which I work. In order to help me do this I shall be most grateful for your support and as much information from you as possible about the area where you live. I look forward to meeting you all in the near future.”
PC Michelle Buttleman writes:
I am delighted to welcome the new Police Community Support Officer for the ward area, Kim Ashworth, who will be working with me. There will also be a PCSO for Kings Langley, who will be patrolling from time to time with Kim, once their training is completed.
On a different note, we have been hit by a number of burglaries in the area recently, and I would ask you all to be extra vigilant and careful with securing your property. If you see anything suspicious, call me on 07736225273, or the control at Hemel Hempstead on 01442 271000, giving descriptions of possible offenders, and registration numbers of any vehicles. In an emergency, and if you believe a crime is in the process of being committed, call 999.