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New EK Sergeant wants to work with community to tackle crime

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The new Community Sergeant for East Kilbride is looking to meet fresh challenges head on.Scott Anderson, 45, replaces Sgt Jamie Madden, who took on the role of Operational Sergeant, Border Policing Command, Glasgow International Airport, this month.With 17 years' service, he joins an experienced community policing team after stints elsewhere in Lanarkshire, although he is hoping to work with local residents to address areas of concern in East Kilbride.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Sgt Anderson, who is originally from Glasgow, told Lanarkshire Live: "My police service has been on the front line with previous roles including response policing based in Hamilton, Larkhall, Blantyre, Bothwell, and Uddingston, although every town has its own challenges and EK is no different."I was promoted to sergeant onto response policing at Larkhall before carrying out the Community Sgt role at Rutherglen police office and then returning to response policing at Hamilton."The team here at East Kilbride comprise of experienced officers with extensive local knowledge of the local community and the current issues affecting the public."He added: "We have local priorities that I am responsible for implementing, these include reducing violence and disorder, public protection, housebreaking and drugs within the

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