Burton’s Member of Parliament, Kate Kniveton, has today (Thursday 13th October) met with Chief Superintendent of Staffordshire Police, Elliot Sharrard-Williams, to discuss local policing and to raise residents’ concerns on recent incidents in the community.
Ms Kniveton highlighted her concerns with incidents of anti-social behaviour and violent behaviour in the town centre and sought assurances from the Chief Superintendent that the Police in East Staffordshire had the officers and resources they needed to respond appropriately.
CS Sharrad-Williams updated the local MP on the progress Staffordshire Police had made since earlier this year when His Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) placed the county’s police service under monitoring.
Since then, the new Chief Constable, Chris Noble, has made a number of changes to how Staffordshire’s constabulary operate, including the new local policing model, which is helping them to reassure local communities and respond to incidents of crime more effectively.
Commenting, Kate Kniveton MP said:
“I am grateful to Chief Superintendent Sharrard-Williams meeting with me today.
“Whilst it is encouraging that new ways of working, with the new local policing model, are having an effect, this needs to be reflected publicly with residents’ reassured, and it is clear that there is further work to be done.
“I will continue to do all I can to ensure the Police locally have the resources they need from central Government and meet regularly with Staffordshire Police and our Chief, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Ben Adams, to ensure progress continues to be made.”