Inspector - Saddleworth West and Lees
My name is Inspector Bash Anwar and I am now heading up the team at Uppermill Police Station which comprises of a Sergeant, Neil Barker, three police constables and nine PCSOs.
The move is part of a new borough-wide GMP focus on neighbourhood policing, which came into force at the start of May.
The new policing model will see each geographical area policed with dedicated neighbourhood beat officers, neighbourhood police officers and community support officers. What this means for the public is that every day your area will be policed by staff with geographic responsibility and therefore ownership. They will get to know their communities, and the communities will get to know them. They will not only be involved in responding to daily business, they will also be actively engaged in developing solutions to any longer term issues.
We will continue working hard to tackle crime and antisocial behaviour and we will work together with other agencies and our partners to secure your trust and confidence. We will encourage the public to tell us their views on how well we are doing and to identify what is important to them.
I welcome you to come along to the surgery for your local area which is listed on the website with any issues you may want to discuss, or you can stop and chat to one of the team when we’re out on patrol in your community.
I have been out on patrol and met some of the locals who seem to have kindly accepted me already!
On a personal note, for me this job is like a dream come true. I absolutely love the stunning beauty of the area and have always hoped to work here one day. I’m really looking forward to meeting the communities of Saddleworth and Lees.
I have been an officer with GMP for 14 years, having previously served mainly in frontline policing in Rochdale, Ashton and Force Headquarters.
I will listen closely to those issues which affect our communities and I really want to make a difference to people’s lives, making Saddleworth an even better place to live.