There are 18 Neighbourhood Policing Units (NPU) within Cheshire Constabulary, each NPU having its own Community Action Teams and investigation team. Kelsall lies in the Western Rural NPU, which brings together the rural parts of Chester and Vale Royal. Inspector Phil Hodgson headed the Western Rural NPU for 6½ years before moving on in September 2011 to take a new role as the Partnerships Inspector working with Cheshire West and Chester Council. Inspector Keith Curbishley took over Phil's role on 10th October 2011, and is intending to continue to produce weekly News Bulletins, which provide a useful synopsis of police activities in this part of Cheshire (see below).
PC Steve Trow, the police constable for Kelsall is stationed at Mickle Trafford police station, and is responsible for one of Western Rural's largest beat areas, comprising Ashton Heyes, Clotton, Duddon, Hargrave, Huxley, Kelsall, Mouldsworth, Tarvin and Willington. Steve will be will be working alongside PCSO Debbie Netherton who has been working with the Western Rural Policing team since 2007 and has a good understanding of local community issues and needs. Both officers can be contacted at Mickle Trafford Police Station on 0845-458-6394. Click here for more information about Steve and Debbie, and some useful telephone numbers.
The local policing team produces a bimonthly Community Policing Newsletter for the area encompassing Ashton Hayes, Kelsall & Tarvin. Links to these newsletters can be found in the following table.
Cheshire Constabulary's Official Website contains a wealth of information on every aspect of policing you can think of, and is well worth a visit. For general enquiries you should contact Cheshire Police on 101, but in emergencies you should always dial 999.
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Residents are being encouraged by Cheshire Police to sign up to a new community messaging service. Registered users are sent information about their local community from the Police, including news bulletins, appeals, local crime alerts and crime prevention advice. Users of the service can manage their own settings and select the type of messages they want to receive. The messages can also be tailored to geographical areas to ensure people only receive information which is relevant to them. New users can register here to receive alerts.