Stafford Borough neighbourhood policing team (NPT) has welcomed a new Deputy Commander to its ranks.
Deputy Commander, Inspector Laura Morrey, has 18 years’ experience within Staffordshire Police and decided to take up the role after a varied career across several different departments including working in response and as a vulnerability sergeant.
Most recently, Laura had worked for three years in Staffordshire Police’s sex offender management team, which gave her the opportunity to work as a detective on complex investigations.
Speaking of her new role, Laura, who lives near Stone, said: “I love how versatile working in neighbourhood policing is.
“No two days are the same and it really is a problem-solving role which I know I will enjoy.
“I’m looking forward to getting out there in communities, working with partners, to listen to those who live and work here to tackle issues in our neighbourhood.”
The inspector hopes that she will also bring something fresh to the NPT.
Laura said: “Those of us who work in policing are facing constant challenges at the moment and I want to make sure I am there for the team and all the staff.
“The pandemic has made it very clear to me how many responsibilities we all have at home, whether you’re a carer for a family member or a parent juggling everything. As a mum, I am very conscious of how important it is to strike the right work-life balance.
“I’m a real people person, so I’m looking forward to working with the brilliant people we have on the team to help resolve problems in our communities.
“My priority is to make people feel safe and let them know that I am here for them, whatever difficulties they may face.”
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