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Three Rivers bids farewell to police chief inspector after 30 years of service
THREE Rivers is bidding a fond farewell to its police chief inspector, who will retire from the post after a 30-year career in Hertfordshire.
Dave Moore, who officially retires on May 18, is currently handing over his duties to replacement, Mike Marren.
And Mr Marren has insisted that he will continue the work of his predecessor to ensure that the district remains the safest in the county.
Mr Marren, who lives in Three Rivers, said: "The record here is fantastic and the reduction in crime stands out as an example across the county.
"That's set me a target that I would like to maintain because those statistics mean there are fewer people that experience crime and that's what we are all about."
Mr Moore began his career as a police constable for Hemel Hempstead before rising through the ranks of sergeant and inspector for Three Rivers and the surrounding areas.
He was promoted to chief inspector in 1999 and later spent two years working with the community safety team at County Hall, before returning to Rickmansworth as chief inspector of Three Rivers in 2006.
During his career, Mr Moore has been involved in the infamous Hatfield and Potters Bar train crashes and the Buncefield oil depot explosion.
His work has also included putting a persistent sex offender in Mill End behind bars, who is still serving an indeterminate jail sentence.
Mr Moore now plans to tour America with his wife, Susan, a recently retired teacher.
He said: "I have really enjoyed my career and every day is always different. "You get lots of surprises and you get to see the whole of life, from the cradle to the grave.
"I will miss my job but I feel that I am leaving things in good shape to pass on to Mike."
Mr Marron, who also began his career as a police constable in Hemel Hempstead, has been working in the force for about 20 years. He comes to Three Rivers after leaving his position as detective chief inspector for central Hertfordshire.
He has outlined plans to continue targeting anti-social behaviour and deal with issues that can lead to young people getting involved in more serious crime, as well as balancing the needs of rural and urban communities across the district.
He has also pledged to continue focusing on domestic violence and promoting acceptance of diversity.
Mr Marren added: "My hopes for the future are to maintain those crime reductions, which have set a high target and are hard to match."
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