PC Sarah Watts, who’s been the community beat manager for the area for the past eighteenth months, has been posted to the staff office at Wiltshire police headquarters in Devizes. She starts her new job there on Monday, July 11.
She’s handing over to PC David Tippetts (pictured below) who’s been based in Marlborough for the last four and a half years as a response officer covering Marlborough, Devizes and Pewsey. He became a police officer five years ago.
Sarah Watts (pictured right) has been with Wiltshire police since 2005. She started as a special constable and became a full time officer in 2007.
Before she was made community beat manager for the Marlborough neighbourhood policy team, she had worked as a patrol officer in Devizes and in Marlborough areas. She says she’s sad to be leaving the Marlborough area, but is excited by her new job.
At last month’s meeting of the Marlborough area board, Inspector Ron Peach described Sarah as ‘a star’ and especially praised her work in partnership with other agencies in sorting out a long-term problem in Lockeridge.