Getting to know the PSNP (Dan Carter)

Posted: November 14, 2011 in community, police, PSNP

Q) What is your current profession?
A) I am the Safer Neighbourhoods Team Manager, for Popley West. I am also the founding member of the PSNP.

Q) How did you get the job?
A) I have always been interested in the Police, and with a little push from my Mother I applied… The rest is history. I will say though, the interview for the Police was the single most nerve racking thing I have ever done!

Q) Describe a typical day for you?
A) I start the day with a coffee. I then review the latest intel and jobs on my beat (Popley) once I’m up to speed, I will kit up and head out on high visibility patrols, on mountain bike. I patrol the areas that need the most attention. I try to get a good balance between community engagement, and proactive work. There is no magic formula for community policing, but it definitely helps if you enjoy your work.

Q) What has been your most memorable experience in Popley?
A) There are so many! I know it sounds cheesy but it has to be all the great people I have met during my tours. I have made some really good friends in Popley.

Q) What’s been your most embarrassing moment?
A) I think it has to be, coming off my bike whilst following a missing child. There were lots of people watching 😦

Q) What is your best quality?
A) Keeping calm under pressure.

Q) What is your worst quality?
A) Denying I have any bad qualities.

Q) What makes you happy?
A) In a work context I would say helping those in need. In a personal context it has to be gadgets.

Q) If you could go back in time, where would you go?
A) I would go back to school and try harder. I think I must have disappointed many teachers.

Q) What would you spend a lottery win on?
A) As a big fan of the internal combustion engine I would have a fleet of exotic sports cars and motorbikes. Especially this one (Tomahawk).

Q) Tell us one thing about yourself that nobody else would know?
A) I once had a spice girls poster on my bedroom wall!! Please don’t tell anyone.



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