Peter retires after 30-year police career

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A FORMER police inspector in Cramlington and Morpeth has retired after 30 years in the force.

Neighbourhood Inspector Peter Duguid was stationed in south east Northumberland for four years from 1999.

Following his appointment as neighbourhood inspector in Cramlington and Morpeth he moved to Northumbria Police’s Ponteland headquarters, where he was involved in the restructuring programme which resulted in the present system of six area commands.

In 2008 he moved to the firearms training unit before his final posting saw him appointed Berwick Neighbourhood Inspector.

Insp Duguid said: “I started my working life as an engineer and definitely made the right decision when I joined Northumbria.

“My career saw me start in the most southerly area of the force and complete it in England’s most northerly town.

He joined the force in October 1980 as a Pc in Sunderland.

He stayed there for five years before joining the ASG (Area Support Group) teams centrally.

In 1986 he was promoted to sergeant in the west end of Newcastle and spent four years there before joining the traffic teams in Newcastle and Gateshead.

He then took a career break for a year in 1993, during which he travelled the world, before his return and move to Cramlington.

He added: “I have been privileged to have led a conscientious, professional and dedicated team of officers and staff who have made my job a very enjoyable one.”