A special inspector from Hemel Hempstead is stepping down from his police career after almost a decade in the force.
Simon Wintle, who has undertaken special and rural police roles in Dacorum for the last five years, started his beat in Hatfield nine years and nine months ago.
His most recent role in the borough saw him lead the Rural Special Constabulary team in cases relating to rural issues, the countryside and wildlife.
Simon cites acting as the Special Constabulary’s bronze commander at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, his involvement with reality TV series Big Brother and helping launch Dog Watch schemes across Herts among his career highlights.
He said: “I have so many memories to take away with me from my time as a Special and, although not all of the incidents I have attended have been glamorous or ended happily, these are experiences I wouldn’t have had had I not joined.
“I will miss putting on my uniform and certainly there is nothing that will equal the feeling of satisfaction you get when you help a person.”
Simon is resigning to spend more time with his family. To find out about becoming a special police officer, visit herts.police.uk/specials.