Police Commissioner Matthew Ellis with his deputy Sue Arnold

A former Lichfield councillor has been re-appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire.

Sue Arnold originally took on the role in November 2012 and has been behind projects to improve support for victims and to tackle domestic abuse and business crime. She was also a key figure in the roll-out of the Police Cadets scheme in the county.

Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis proposed the re-appointment which was confirmed following a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel yesterday (May 23).

Police Commissioner Matthew Ellis with his deputy Sue Arnold
He said: “Sue has brought real drive to her role over the past three and a half years and a new approach to all of the areas I have asked her to lead on.

“She has led the development of the Police Cadets on my behalf which has enhanced the lives of many young people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.”

Mrs Arnold said Staffordshire showed that the role of Police and Crime Commissioner was effective.

“I’m really looking forward to continuing the important work we have started with the challenge now to take the PCC ‘working model’ on to its next stage of development,” she said. “Personally, I feel very positive about its future direction, in particular as I see how PCCs can make that crucial difference to local communities.

“Much work is ahead of us. I will relish the challenge to serve the people of Staffordshire and help produce results that deliver a safer place to live and work.”

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