Chief Inspector outlines priorities for serving communities
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Lichfield’s policing commander, Chief Inspector Karen Green, has outlined her priorities in tackling community concerns this year.
We remain diligently and relentlessly focused on tackling all crimes within Staffordshire. Our local policing model has led to improved response times, increased the time our officers have for investigating crime leading to better rates of solved crimes, and strengthened our engagement with local communities.
Ch Insp Green, who’s been driving the Lichfield team forward since she started her role in November last year, wants to continue working proactively to tackle people’s priorities – including reducing violence, vehicle theft and burglary.
Within the last 12 months, there has been a reduction in anti-social behaviour (ASB) by 27 per cent across the Lichfield LPT. There have also been reductions in burglaries, robberies and vehicle crime.
Local officers are continuing to work alongside Lichfield District Council and Burntwood Town Council to solve problems in those areas.
Karen brings nearly two decades of policing experience to the role, and is keen to continue working alongside her deputy, Inspector Paul Finlayson, to bring offenders to justice and work proactively with partners in the area.
She said: “I’m determined to deliver an effective response to local issues that matter to our communities in Lichfield, and wider rural areas.
“Reducing violence, theft, burglary and rural crime are key areas of focus for me and I’m keen to ensure we bring those responsible to justice, support victims and work with partners to identify root causes together.
“I want our local communities to know who their local officers and Police Community Support Officers are, which means we need to be visible and attentive to local issues and concerns. We can only do this through regular engagement with the community, and that’s something which I’m keen to drive forward into this year.”