New sergeant for local NPT

new sergeant Katy Woodmason
new sergeant Katy Woodmason

A NEW police sergeant has started work at the South Kirkby neighbourhood police team (NPT) after the retirement of a long-serving officer.

Sgt Katy Woodmason has replaced Sgt Victor Thimm, who left the force after more than 30 years of service.

Sgt Thimm was well known for his work within the NPT’s communities and was recently handed the West Yorkshire Police employee of the year award.

Sgt Woodmason joined West Yorkshire Police in 2002 at the former Killingbeck Division in Leeds before moving to CID two years later, where she worked with proactive burglary cases and was involved in investigating robbery and other serious crimes.

She was promoted to sergeant in 2007.

Sgt Woodmason said: “I want to continue with the previous good work that the NPT has conducted and continue to target drug dealing, anti-social behaviour, crime and any other matters the local residents have issue with.

“I am looking forward to working with other agencies and having a closer involvement with community issues and long-term problem solving.”