Start of a new role for “zero-tolerance” police inspector

Insp Helen Brear.
Insp Helen Brear.

An inspector with a “zero-tolerance” approach to anti-social behaviour will take charge of neighbourhood police teams.

Insp Helen Brear will take over responsibility for the Wakefield Central, North West and Rural NPT areas from current inspector Mark Chamberlain on Monday.

She said: “We have some great communities across Wakefield and there has been some excellent work ongoing recently to address areas of concern such as anti-social behaviour, speeding and shed break-ins. My key priorities will be to build on this, reduce crime, attack criminality and provide reassurance, in order to keep our communities safe.”

Insp Brear worked in the old Wakefield Rural patch from 2009 to 2012, helping to reduce anti-social behaviour by around 25 per cent. She then went on to work as a safeguarding detective.