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Cherwell & West Oxfordshire welcomes new Deputy LPA Commander

News   •   Apr 15, 2019 08:50 BST

Deputy LPA Commander John Batty

Chief Inspector John Batty has been appointed as the new Deputy Commander for the Cherwell & West Oxfordshire Local Policing Area (LPA).

Chief Inspector John Batty has started his new role today (15/4) taking over from Chief Inspector Emma Garside who has moved to lead on a new regional project for the force.

C/Insp Batty moves to his new role following his time as Deputy LPA Commander for Milton Keynes. Prior to that he has spent the last four years as a Neighbourhood Inspector in Cherwell and West Oxfordshire. He joined Thames Valley Police in 1998 as a response officer in Oxford. Since then he has worked as a firearms officer, a response Sergeant in Aylesbury and a response Inspector for Milton Keynes. C/Insp Batty also spent one year working for South Australia Police and so will bring a wealth of experience to his new role.

In his new role as Deputy LPA Commander, C/Insp Batty plans to build on his existing relationships with the local community to inform and empower residents to work with TVP and its partners to keep our communities safe. He will look to further improve the effectiveness of the response to those crimes that cause the greatest harm and which have the most effect on people, such as violent offending, criminal exploitation, organised crime and burglary.

On his new appointment, C/Insp Batty said: I know Cherwell and West Oxfordshire well having been a Neighbourhood Inspector here for just over four years. I see my role as doing all I can to support our staff in keeping people safe and ensuring that the public know about the good work officers do every day on their behalf.”