Retiring DPP manager leaves ‘a strong legacy built on personal touch’

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TRIBUTES have been paid to District Policing Partnership Manager Campbell Dixon, who is due to retire from his post at the end of the month.

Mr Dixon, a former senior police officer, has served in the role since the DPP was formed in 2003. He attended his final public meeting of the Partnership at the Ulster Transport Bowling Club on Wednesday, March 30.

Paying a personal tribute to Mr Dixon for his tremendous contribution towards the safety and protection of the local community, PSNI Area Commander, Chief Inspector Paula Hilman, said: “Policing is about identifying local problems and working in partnership to deliver solutions. Campbell has been at the very forefront of this partnership in Newtownabbey for the past eight years. I have had the privilege of working with him for the last three years, during which time huge strides have been made in building trust and strong working relationships between the community and the police.

“A large part of that can be attributed to the work of our local DPP. Campbell can be proud to look back at his achievements and know that he has been part of moving policing forward, and ensuring that the voices of local people have been heard and listened to.

“As a respected and influential member of the community, I have no doubt that Campbell will go on to use his considerable knowledge and experience to great benefit in some other areas of community life.”

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Pictured are Barbara Gilliland, chair of the DPP, Campbell Dixon and area commander Chief Inspector Paula Hilman.