Cambridgeshire Constabulary – East Cambs District
Your Littleport Partnership & Prevention Team
Sgt 2164 Phil Priestley
I'm Sergeant Phil Priestley, I've been policing for about 15 years. My background is predominantly in criminal investigation, including time spent investigating serious crime, violent crime, burglary and theft, plus two years in public protection policing investigating domestic abuse, serious sexual offences, and child abuse.
I've been in Littleport for just over a year and I'm currently very busy helping to plan and organise an urban art concept with the young people of our area, plus the support of the Parish Council, the District Council and Community Safety Partnership.
The area is busy – but is boosted by a genuine sense of community and local history. We are contending with some issues around anti-social behaviour, and issues of cycle theft. Drugs remains very much on the agenda and we are working to support vulnerable people to make the whole community more robust against the threat of drugs coming into the area.
We work very closely with Clive Webber and the parish council and we are keen to listen to the views of the community to help provide a better and more reassuring police service.
We've recently seen a change in the team as PCSO Maria Robinson has been moved away from front line policing as she has received the wonderful news that she is expecting a baby! We are incredibly lucky to be joined by PCSO Emma Graves who knows the area very well, and has a fantastic array of skills and abilities.
PC Steve Gilbey
I'm PC Steve Gilbey, I've been policing roughly 14 years. My background is predominantly in neighbourhood policing. I have worked in South Cambridgeshire for a substantial portion of that time, before working in proactive policing, and as a crime investigator in the East Cambs district. I have moved back to neighbourhood policing in more recent times and I am enjoying getting to know the people of Littleport and solving problems in the local area.
My recent efforts have been focused on the Church yard and the antisocial behaviour that has been occurring in that vicinity. We have a PSPO (Public Spaces Protection Order) impending for the Church and grounds, plus the area surrounding the Harley Davidson monument.
I am very interested in the causes of crime – theft of pedal cycles at the railway station – and gathering and taking action on intelligence from the community regarding public order, theft and criminal damages. Antisocial behaviour is always on the radar.
You can talk to me about any of these issues by calling 101.
PCSO Emma Graves
Hello – I'm PCSO Emma Graves. I've been policing around 12 years and I have previously worked in Littleport before a hiatus supporting the Crime Investigation Team in Ely (amongst other duties). I work exclusively in Littleport and I am your point of contact for any concerns that you might have.
You will often see me on foot patrol or mobile in a vehicle. Please feel happy to stop me at any time to speak about any concerns or questions that you might have.
Littleport is blessed with lots of public spirited people who organise charitable groups and agencies to support community aims – like award winning Port Group, or the incredible Littleport Foodbank – I'm very keen to work with all these teams to promote a safer community.
I'm looking forward to the launch of the new Littleport Academy in September and the exciting development plans that are springing up across the village. There hasn't been a more optimistic time to be involved in Littleport – but there is an important role for the police to engage with the local community throughout this. Alongside Sgt Priestley and PC Gilbey, I hope to be able to deliver this for you.
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