The Cambridgeshire Bobby Scheme has a new security advisor.
Jeff Turner (52), from Huntingdonshire, retired from Cambridgeshire Constabulary last year where he served as a police officer for 21 years.
Jeff will join the team, based in Sawtry, where he will repair minor damage caused by the criminal and install locks, bolts, spyholes, door chains and alarms. The Bobby Scheme doesn’t aim to turn a home into a fortress, but provides practical help, reassurance and peace of mind at a time when it is needed most, usually within 48 hours of the burglary.
Shirley Simpson, the charity’s Trust Manager, said: “Jeff will be a terrific asset to the charity, and will bring all the knowledge and expertise he had as a police officer with him.”
Jeff said: “The work the Bobby Scheme does to provide a free service to victims of burglary aged 60 or over who live in the county is invaluable – it gives victims a real sense of reassurance at a time when they feel the most vulnerable.
“I hope, as a Bobby Scheme security advisor, that I will be able to make a difference to victims and potential victims, by giving them safety advice and fitting security devices to help them feel safe and secure in their homes again.”
Jeff will be working in the Peterborough, Wisbech, March and Huntingdonshire areas of the county.
To find more about Cambridgeshire’s Bobby Scheme go to www.thebobbyscheme.org