Welcome message from the Neighbourhood Inspector Alison Bywater
I am Inspector Alison Bywater and I have the fantastic job of keeping a watchful eye over Sheffield city centre, Kelham Island and Highfields. My area differs somewhat from other Neighbourhood Teams areas, with the city centre being quite unique. I have wide ranging communities which include residents, business owners, licensees, employees, students, and visitors. Sheffield has a busy daytime economy and a vibrant night-life which attracts people far and wide to visit and spend time here.
I have 17 years policing experience in a number of portfolios including Response, Neighbourhoods and Operational Police Training. I spent the earlier part of my career in Barnsley and moved across to Sheffield from 2016 onwards, being lucky enough to secure the position as City Centre Neighbourhood Inspector in January 2021. I am immensely proud to have this role and the responsibility that comes with it. I am very passionate about my communities and about the work my Team do on a day-to-day basis to keep the city as safe as possible for all who live, work and visit.
As a country, we have been through difficult times recently with the Covid-19 pandemic, but as all restrictions have now lifted, the city centre has reopened and become a popular place to visit once more. Footfall has increased which is great to see, and people are enjoying being back out and about again.
My priority is making the city centre a welcoming and safe environment, whether you live here, work here, are a student or are just visiting. I am keen to hear about any concerns you have, but also community groups or networks we can involve ourselves in. We are actively looking for opportunities for engagement and to build relationships with those in our communities.
I have a brilliant team of PCs and PCSOs who are committed to helping you, so get in touch and let us know what you need from us.