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Lichfield and Burntwood’s police chief says a new operating model will help officers tackle the issues that matter to local residents.

Staffordshire Police unveiled the changes, which will see emergency response officers based out of ten operating centres across the county, rather than the three hubs they currently use.

It will mean more officers based alongside PCSOs and the local policing team out of the Lichfield base.

Chief Inspector Paul Cooke, of the Lichfield local policing team, said:

“We’ve worked with communities, partners and colleagues across the force to design a model that will allow us to focus on the issues that matter the most to people in Lichfield, Burntwood and the surrounding areas, and respond in the way they need us to.

“This could be in emergency situations, working with partners to tackle the root causes of anti-social behaviour and criminality, or protecting the most vulnerable.”

Chief Inspector Paul Cooke, Staffordshire Police

Staffordshire Police say the move to a new operating model would mean a “significant investment in the number of officers responding locally throughout Lichfield and Burntwood”.

Chief Inspector Cooke said the move would also allow officers to respond to the modern demands facing the police service:

“Policing across the country is constantly changing and the demands we face today are not the same as those in previous years.

“Our previous model was introduced in 2018 and since then, crime has continued to become increasingly complex and the number of calls of service have remained consistently high.”

Chief Inspector Paul Cooke, Staffordshire Police
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Mr Mr
1 month ago

Yawn here we go again more spin and little or no action !!! Get off your comfy chairs and out of Morrisons car park and start patrolling and responding to the public ? Watch this space for the lack of progress. Maybe someone has something good to say about the plod ? you cannot include their fancy electric cars before you ask. Maybe having a front desk open at the plod shop would show they wish to associate with us lesser mortals ?

1 month ago

@Mr Mr : sorry I have nothing positive to say about the police. They are very hard to contact and if they come out the chances of them sorting out the problem is very slim. Less than one in ten offences saw someone charged or summonsed to appear in court. Around lichfield and burntwood you hardly ever see any police presence. Yesterday the met police was put into special measures , some of the accounts of their behaviour is just unbelievable. Years ago the police use to take in alot of ex military service people into the force who had a very high standard of discipline now they have university students.

1 month ago

As well as the Met, forces known to be in special measures, officially termed as being in “engage”, were Cleveland, Greater Manchester police, Gloucestershire. Staffordshire and Wiltshire forces are the other two failing forces, a spokesperson for HMIC confirmed
That is about 1 in 7 police forces are failing.
Who has been in power for the last 12 years?