Ch Supt Dick Rothwell
Pudsey Police are based in
the west of the city covering an area of more than 18 square miles which
borders with the neighbouring city of Bradford.
They serve a community of more than 115,000
people, who mainly living in Pudsey, Armley, Bramley, Farsley,
Calverley and Rodley.
The division has a fairly dense
population of housing, with the full range and spectrum of social
challenges that brings. It also houses one of the largest remand
prisons in the country at HMP Leeds
Superintendent Dick Rothwell is
Pudsey’s divisional commander. He has 22 years service, previously
serving with Cumbria Constabulary.
His police career has been based in
uniform with most of the last nine years spent in the Force’s
Operations Support Division, specialising in policing public
disorder and firearms incidents.
He was the scene manager at the IRA
bomb explosion at Leeds Railway Station in 1997.
Since arriving at Pudsey Division as
Chief Inspector in 1998, he has been both Head of Operations and
Supt Rothwell said: "I am firmly
committed to presenting the public with a visible Police Service and
have taken steps to maximise uniform policing initiatives within the
division. "I am delighted to continue to work within the
division, providing the desirable continuity of command and
understanding the needs of the local community, its elected
representatives and Members of Parliament.
"Excellent progress is being
maintained in achieving local crime targets."