VIDEO: New divisional commander Judi Heaton on policing aims for Bridlington

Keeping Bridlington safe for those who work, rest and play in the resort is one of the main aims for the newly appointed divisional commander for the East Riding.

Chief superintendent Judi Heaton, 43, has become the first ever female divisional commander for the East Riding and is looking forward to getting stuck into her new role.

Bridlington Police Station'New Divisional Chief Superintendent Judy Heaton'NBFP PA1315-7c

Bridlington Police Station'New Divisional Chief Superintendent Judy Heaton'NBFP PA1315-7c

And with the latest crime statistics for the region showing an overall drop in crime she is keen to see that continue, with extra resources being ploughed into Bridlington and a new multi-agency crime fighting scheme - the Bridlington South Project - about to be launched.

Here Ch Supt Heaton talks to the Free Press about her policing aims for Bridlington and for the full story see this week’s Free Press.