Taking up the role as Operation's Manager for the Fermanagh District Command Unit, Chief Inspector Alywin Barton is also taking a step back into the station where he has also served as a constable, a sergeant and an inspector.
Coming back home, after 23 years policing around the South Tyrone and Fermanagh areas, Chief Inspector Barton is well prepared for tackling crime in Fermanagh: "I'm particularly pleased to have the opportunity to come back to the County and develop working relationships with the local community, with the District Policing Partnership, and with police officers here," he explained.
Clearly committed to curbing crime in the County he issues a particular warning to any criminals engaging in anti-social behaviour: "I have experience in that particular sphere of criminal activity," he explained. "And anyone taking part in this type of behaviour can expect to be deal with. I will apply to the courts to deal with this behaviour, whether it is with anti-social behaviour orders, acceptable behaviour contracts, or pro-active police enforcement."
On a personal note the Chief Inspector outlined a plethora of experience in the police force: "I have been in the police for 23 years," he explained, "First stationed in Dungannon, then Ballygawley. I left the Dungannon area in the late 80's and came to work in Tempo, before being promoted to Sergeant in Lisnaskea, and to Inspector in Enniskillen. Then I moved to Clogher, where I have been stationed for the last nine-and-a-half years."
With extensive knowledge of Fermanagh and the border areas, Chief Inspector Barton explains the County is in quite a unique position, whereby most people know their local officers, and he believes this is something the police force here should built on in the future: "I am very aware Fermanagh is the only District Command Unit in Northern Ireland which encompasses an entire county. This is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in the development of policing in the Fermanagh area. There are some exciting changes going to present themselves in the near future and I'm looking forward to developing the service provided in Fermanagh.
New face in the fight against crime
Publication Fermanagh Herald
Date October 04, 2006
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