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A NEW police inspector who recently joined the team in South Kirkby says she wants to boost people's confidence in the force.

Monday, 22nd March 2010, 4:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd March 2010, 3:48 pm

Insp Jackie Turton, who has taken over from Insp Tim Boswell at South Kirkby neighbourhood police team, said one of her main aims was to be as visible as possible in the community.

She said: “I want people to be able to meet me. My ultimate goal is for people to be confident in us and report things.

“The main thing I want to achieve is to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in this area and achieve confidence in the public.

“My ambition is to continue the good work Tim has been doing here. I’m looking at long-term problem-solving with partners.”

Insp Turton joined West Yorkshire Police in 1993 and was posted to the former Holbeck division in Leeds. She went on to work at Dewsbury Police Station as an acting sergeant and was then promoted to sergeant at Wakefield Police Station.

For the past three years she was part of the Wakefield district safeguarding team based at Ream House, Ream Terrace, Pontefract, and was involved in the fight against domestic abuse, hate crime and child sexual exploitation.