Meet Jonathan, the new police inspector for Blyth and Cramlington
For 20 years, police officer Jonathan Caisley has been helping to keep the streets of Northumberland and North Tyneside safe.
Now, all the experience he has gained is set to help him prepare for a new role as the Neighbourhood Inspector for Blyth and Cramlington.
Insp Caisley is excited to be leading the Neighbourhood Policing Team for a community that he’s already very familiar with.
The officer, who joined Northumbria Police in 2001, aged 25, said: “I’m lucky that I’m taking on this role already knowing the communities really well.
“I started my policing career in North Shields, moving to Whitley Bay and then to Cramlington to join their response team.”
He served two years in the tutor unit as a Tutor Constable before he moved to the Morpeth Response Team.
After that, he applied for a role in Cramlington’s Neighbourhood Policing Team where he stayed until he was promoted to Sergeant and covered Wallsend.
He added: “I was transferred back to Blyth in my role as Sergeant and I am over the moon to now be an Inspector for an area that I already know and love.”
Insp Caisley officially takes on the role, which will involve him overseeing a team of 29 officers, on Monday (April 19).
Discussing the priorities in his new job, he said: “This is a great area to police, it is an area with a strong sense of community spirit and I’m looking forward to building even stronger links between the communities and my team and managing a team that can support the community, while being supported by the community.
“A key priority for me is to tackle crime and disorder by understanding the causes and the root of the issues and from there using effective problem solving to find long term solutions.”
Insp Caisley appreciates it is not the place for quick fixes.
He added: “I really am very proud to have taken over the role.”
Luckily for Insp Caisley, he is also well supported in his new job by his family, especially his wife, who is a fellow Inspector for Northumbria Police.