Our Barnsley district has welcomed a new Chief Inspector of Operations, who will focus on delivering a high level of service from our response team and officers attending 999 calls.
Andy Berriman joined the team in February and has already set his sights on South Yorkshire Police (SYP) becoming one of the best performing forces in the county.
Chief Insp Berriman started his Police career in 1998 with West Yorkshire Police spending 15 weeks at Police training school in Ryton upon Dunsmore, Coventry before his first posting to Keighley as a response officer.
He said: “I attended training school with a number of South Yorkshire officers, I was delighted to bump into one of them recently, we still recognised each other instantly after 21 years!”
He worked for WYP for 21 years in a number roles and teams, including, traffic, neighbourhood policing and response, gaining valuable experience as a Sergeant and Inspector, before leaving his latest role as City Commander for Leeds and joining SYP.
Chief Insp Berriman expressed his excitement in meeting the Barnsley officers, learning about the area and seeing the great work that happens across the district.
He added: “I’m looking forward to getting to know the officers, sharing their passion and meeting the communities.”
He also announced how he aims to ensure that his officers respond to 999 calls quickly and provide a quality service to victims of crime.
He said: “I want SYP to be an outstanding force; I want to promote good work of its officers and share my experience to deliver a high level of service.
“Staff take a real pride in their work and I am proud to work where there is an ambition and aspiration to achieve.”
You can follow Andy and the work of his team on Twitter by following @SYPAndyBerriman and @SYPBarnsley. If you see him don’t forget to say hi!
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