Top cop is retiring to take on major new role heading up new department at Fenland Council

EX cop Mick Gipp is be lead the fight to make Fenland a safer place to live and work. Chief Supt Gipp, until this week in charge of Central Division of Cambridgeshire Police, takes on a new role from Monday as Safer Fenland Manager. The new appointment,

EX cop Mick Gipp is be lead the fight to make Fenland a safer place to live and work.

Chief Supt Gipp, until this week in charge of Central Division of Cambridgeshire Police, takes on a new role from Monday as Safer Fenland Manager.

The new appointment, by Fenland District Council, puts Chief Supt Gipp at the heart of the council's strategy on crime and safety initiatives.

"He's overseeing everything to do with such things as the Crime Buster bus, and his other remit will include the CCTV operation, which we took in house last year," a council spokesman said today.


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Chief Supt Gipp will also be put in charge of licensing at Fenland Hall, overseeing the many applications for premises licences and unravelling applications which could threaten safety if approved.

It will be the end of a 30 year career for the Cambridgeshire policeman who joined the force in 1980 having served as a special constable in Ely for 18 months.

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Having served at Northern Division, Peterborough, during his probation he joined the then Support Group tackling anti-social behaviour, nuisance phone calls, vice issues and was seconded onto a number of murder enquiries.

Following a return to uniform, in 1984, he joined Traffic as a Patrol Constable until 1998 where upon he was posted to Huntingdon on promotion to Uniform Sergeant. A 2 year period as Tutor Sergeant at both Huntingdon and Thorpe Wood followed before joining a relief and undertaking both Custody and Patrol duties.

In 1991, he undertook the role of Crime Screening Sergeant at Thorpe Wood supervising a team of uniform and detective constables, acting undertaking and supervising volume crime investigations.

A period of Acting Inspector duties at March preceded a move to Headquarters as Sergeant within the Career Development Unit.

In 1993, Chief Supt Gipp joined the Department of Criminal Justice, as an Inspector, to implement the new MG system and restructure the former Prosecutions Departments into one central unit.

In 1996, a move to Traffic as Operations Inspector followed and he remained there until 1998 when he was promoted to Chief Inspector in the Force Control Room. He acted up to Superintendent a number of times between 1999 and 2003 undertaking roles such as Superintendent Operations, Superintendent Department of Criminal Justice, Chief Inspector Operation Saddle, Chief Inspector Operations Northern and Superintendent Deputy BCU Commander Northern.

Chief Supt Gipp moved to the Superintendent CRM post in September 2004, responsible for the communication functions and onto Superintendent Operations in January 2006 responsible for TFU, Dogs Air Support, Crime Prevention/Crime Reduction, Contingency Planning, OSTU, Ops Planning and later Roads Policing following a Force review.

He took his new role as Chief Superintendent at Central Division- which includes Fenland- on January 1, 2007.

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