Top officers bolster policing team

POLICE in west Suffolk are pledging to crack down on crime with the appointment of four senior officers to key positions.Three new inspectors have joined from other police forces in East Anglia, while another top officer has moved across from the Suffolk police headquarters in Martlesham Heath.

POLICE in west Suffolk are pledging to crack down on crime with the appointment of four senior officers to key positions.

Three new inspectors have joined from other police forces in East Anglia, while another top officer has moved across from the Suffolk police headquarters in Martlesham Heath.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Hudson, who was previously based at Martlesham Heath, has replaced Jon Brighton in the position of crime manager, based in Bury St Edmunds.

He said: “It's very exciting. It's about information gathering from the public to help us fight crime and reduce anti-social behaviour.


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“The police service cannot function effectively unless we get good information from the public to help us.”

Inspector Zoe Finn has been promoted from Essex Police, working at Stansted Airport in the armed response unit, to the Bury Rural sector.

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She said: “I'm really looking forward to the job and I think my experience in road policing will help me.”

Both Kim Warner and Jenny Benham have transferred from Norfolk to their new positions as Inspector at Mildenhall and Detective Inspector for Mid Suffolk respectively.

Chief Superintendent Mark Cordell, western area manager, said: “The new command team have a very strong investigative background, which will enable us to improve upon our detection rates and put further emphasis on crime reduction.

“Plans are to introduce safer neighbourhood teams across the county over the coming months.

“We are confident that officers within the new teams will have closer and more frequent contact with people in local communities to ensure local people get the best possible quality of service from their police force.”

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