Andrew Mitchell MP has met Kenneth Bell, Sutton’s new Chief Superintendent, to discuss his role in the Royal Town and the challenges that the force faces in the area.
They discussed issues affecting both local and national police forces, and went through Mr Bell’s priorities in his new job.
Violent crime has dropped considerably in Sutton Coldfield. The MP expressed concerns that burglaries had risen. He highlighted that a priority should be to ensure that effective levels of deterrence are in place in order to prevent house burglaries.
Chief Superintendent Bell explained how the police are responding to cyber-crime in a different way, focusing on it through a specialist unit that has sole responsibility for it, and has vast experience and expertise in this field.
Andrew Mitchell MP said, “I am extremely grateful to our police in Royal Sutton Coldfield for the work they do to keep Sutton and my constituents safe. I wish Mr Bell well in his new role, and look forward to working closely with him in the future to ensure that the Police continue to deliver a high standard of service to my constituents”
Photo: Andrew Mitchell MP with Chief Superintendent Kenneth Bell