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Kinver's new inspector "confident" he can solve village crime worries
4:44pm Tuesday 27th August 2013 in News
KINVER’S new top cop has vowed to put public service at the top of the agenda as he resolves to tackle the village's crime concerns.
Inspector Geoff Knight took over yesterday (Monday) August 26 as Commander of South Staffordshire Local Policing Team following the promotion of Inspector Donna Gibbs to Chief Inspector.
Insp Knight, a 46-year-old father-of-two from Cheshire, previously served as Cannock Deputy LPT Commander and used to cover the South Staffordshire area in his days as a traffic officer.
Since taking on the new top job, he has already reacquainted himself with Kinver and is due to meet with parish council chairman Julian Hall tomorrow (Wednesday) to discuss issues in the village including ongoing anti-social behaviour by Kinver Sports and Community Association (KSCA).
Insp Knight, whose vast patch covers 26 parish councils in addition to Kinver’s, said he had been “fully briefed” on issues affecting the village and he added: “As a new inspector I can come in with a fresh pair of eyes, look at the issues and meet with partners and residents to work towards solving these problems.
“We want our neighbourhoods to feel safe and that the police are delivering a service for them.
“I’ve got 26 years police service; most of that has been as an operational police officer - and I’ve got a real belief in public service.
“I’m really keen to resolve the problems in Kinver. I’m confident we’ll come up with a solution.”
Insp Knight can be contacted by calling 101 (extension 8280) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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