Officers at Trowbridge Police Station in Polebarn Road have been joined by a new Inspector: Gill Hughes recently transferred to the town, bringing a wealth of policing experience with her. Here’s more about the town’s ‘top cop’, in her own words . . .

“I have been an officer with Wiltshire Police since 2000, starting as a Custody Detention Officer, then becoming a PC in 2001 – prior to joining the county force, I served with the Royal Military Police for nine years. I was previously an officer in Trowbridge, initially as a PC, then as a Sergeant on response, a Sergeant on the previous Neighbourhood Policing Team and subsequently as deputy to other Community Policing Team Inspectors.
“I am really excited to be back in the area, now filling the role of Inspector myself, taking over from my predecessor Andy Fee on his retirement. I feel privileged that his legacy is in the form of a well-formed Community Policing Team which is great.
“My interests outside of ‘the job’ are a little limited at present due to having to shield because of lupus, but I have recently taken up sewing which I am enjoying, as I find it so relaxing.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing, police work will certainly remain a test of a variety of skills in adapting to the needs of all those we serve: the main focus of myself and my team will initially be to support staff and the local community in these difficult times.”

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