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Ex-pro golfer policeman puts his skills to use

PUBLISHED: 16:14 22 October 2014 | UPDATED: 16:14 22 October 2014

PC Dan Casey who is helping fight crime on the links

PC Dan Casey who is helping fight crime on the links

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it comes after teen bikers have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to a local course

An ex-professional golfer who is now a police officer in Bromley has been putting his skills to good use in helping tackle anti-social behaviour at Orpington Golf Course.

PC Dan Casey, 26-years-old, quit the professional golf circuit in 2012 to become a policeman. He is now part of the Safer Neighbourhood Team. It is tasked with tackling the issue of anti-social behaviour at Orpington Golf Course, Sandy Lane, St Mary Cray, after numerous reports at the location.

Dan, who obtained a golf scholarship to The University of Tennessee, Knoxville between the ages of 19 and 21 and got through to the final stages of the British Open Qualifier in 2011, has been using his specialist knowledge to assist with issues including youths on off-road motorbikes. That nuisance, in addition to causing anti-social behaviour to golfers, has caused several thousand pounds worth of damage to the golf course.

Local councillor Chris Pierce, alongside the local Safer Neighbourhood Team have been working together to combat these issues, carrying out both high visibility and plain clothes patrols of the golf course.

Sergeant Philip Spaul said: “The anti-social behaviour and crime taking place in and around the golf club is impacting on the enjoyment of the public and the business. We have introduced a number of tactics aimed at arresting and deterring those criminals responsible and we will continue to target these individuals. If you have any information that may assist the police please call Cray Valley Police office on 020 8721 2611.”

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