Airedale and Bradford North's new police chief pledges to listen to public

Chief Supt Angela Williams

Chief Supt Angela Williams

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Aire Valley Chief Reporter

A new police chief has vowed to tackle the scourge of anti-social behaviour and street drug dealing in towns in the north of Bradford district after taking over as the area’s commander.

Chief Superintendent Angela Williams pledged to keep the community at the heart of policing yesterday after she was named Divisional Commander for Airedale and Bradford North police, which includes Shipley, Bingley and Keighley.

The Keighley-born former Bradford South division Superintendent took up her latest role after the retirement of Chief Superintendent Ian Kennedy. Chief Supt Williams said: “I know from the priorities set by residents throughout Airedale and North Bradford that anti social behaviour remains one of their key concerns.

“There is already a lot of work ongoing to tackle this in the division, showing impressive results, yet there is still more to do.

“I accept that anti social behaviour concerns vary across the division. From the anti social use of quad bikes at Eccleshill, to reported night time rowdy behaviour at Bingley and the street dealing of drugs in Keighley.”

The 42-year-old, married mother of two was born in Airedale Hospital in Steeton, Keighley, and will be returning to her roots.

She worked for 21 years across Bradford as a sergeant at Bradford Central, and as a patrol inspector, detective inspector and chief inspector at Airedale and North Bradford division.

Chief Supt Williams added: “Having spoken to officers in all departments during my first few days here, it is obvious they possess that same personal ambition and passion.”

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9:20am Thu 4 Oct 12

yezboss says...

Angela, have you treid pushing water uphill?
Angela, have you treid pushing water uphill? yezboss
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11:11am Thu 4 Oct 12

Albion. says...

I shall look out for future figures with interest.
I hope she achieves her aims.
I shall look out for future figures with interest. I hope she achieves her aims. Albion.
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12:34pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Period Drama says...

Have a word with your 'petrified' colleagues and Plastic SCO officers re the problem mentioned at the top of this page re drug dealing thugs.
Have a word with your 'petrified' colleagues and Plastic SCO officers re the problem mentioned at the top of this page re drug dealing thugs. Period Drama
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12:38pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Rambo says...

Period Drama wrote:
Have a word with your 'petrified' colleagues and Plastic SCO officers re the problem mentioned at the top of this page re drug dealing thugs.
Rambo likes this.
[quote][p][bold]Period Drama[/bold] wrote: Have a word with your 'petrified' colleagues and Plastic SCO officers re the problem mentioned at the top of this page re drug dealing thugs.[/p][/quote]Rambo likes this. Rambo
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3:28pm Thu 4 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

"Airedale and Bradford North's new police chief pledges to listen to public"

Really? Well listen to this member of the public:

LEGALIZE CANNABIS
"Airedale and Bradford North's new police chief pledges to listen to public" Really? Well listen to this member of the public: LEGALIZE CANNABIS A Casual Observer
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3:35pm Thu 4 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela?
The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela? A Casual Observer
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3:45pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Albion. says...

A Casual Observer wrote:
The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela?
She won't be listening to you if she's any sense.
[quote][p][bold]A Casual Observer[/bold] wrote: The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela?[/p][/quote]She won't be listening to you if she's any sense. Albion.
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6:51pm Thu 4 Oct 12

Police Chief David Couper says...

Listening is one of the seven steps that are necessary to improve police. Read more in my new book, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). And visit my blog at http://improvingpoli
ce.wordpress.com.
Listening is one of the seven steps that are necessary to improve police. Read more in my new book, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). And visit my blog at http://improvingpoli ce.wordpress.com. Police Chief David Couper
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3:29pm Fri 5 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

Albion. wrote:
A Casual Observer wrote:
The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela?
She won't be listening to you if she's any sense.
Why not? Am I not a member of the public?
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]A Casual Observer[/bold] wrote: The types of anti-social behaviour that affect quality of life of local residents in my area on a daily basis isn't illegal drugs, rather it is alcohol, litter, fly-tipping, car horns, illegal parking on pavements, nuisance from children chucking things into gardens, stone thefts, and bonfires, but not drugs. Are you listening to the public Angela?[/p][/quote]She won't be listening to you if she's any sense.[/p][/quote]Why not? Am I not a member of the public? A Casual Observer
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3:31pm Fri 5 Oct 12

A Casual Observer says...

Police Chief David Couper wrote:
Listening is one of the seven steps that are necessary to improve police. Read more in my new book, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). And visit my blog at http://improvingpoli

ce.wordpress.com.
Then listen to the public and stop wasting valuable Police time and resources in persecuting them for using Cannabis, and catch some real criminals instead.
[quote][p][bold]Police Chief David Couper[/bold] wrote: Listening is one of the seven steps that are necessary to improve police. Read more in my new book, “Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police” (Amazon.com). And visit my blog at http://improvingpoli ce.wordpress.com.[/p][/quote]Then listen to the public and stop wasting valuable Police time and resources in persecuting them for using Cannabis, and catch some real criminals instead. A Casual Observer
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