|The new Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, Chris Noble, has started work at the force today (Monday 13 December 2021) and has been setting out some of his priorities for the future.
Chris said: “Having served as an officer at every rank over the past 25 years, it is an absolute honour and a privilege to be appointed as Staffordshire’s Chief Constable.
“Over the coming months, I will be working hard to build on the strong foundations set by previous leaders to deliver a police service which everyone in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent can be proud of.
“Our primary purpose is to keep people safe and protect our communities – we need the public’s help and support to do this.”
Chris has previous experience in delivering such outcomes, as he formerly served in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Police Service of Northern Ireland before moving to Humberside Police in 2017 where he became Assistant Chief Constable.
Speaking of his approach, Chris said: “My vision is to deliver a truly local police service in which communities develop solid relationships with their local police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) so they know who they can turn to in their time of need.
“This will support us to prevent and reduce crime and ensure we provide an excellent service to the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
“I am also committed to ensuring victims of crime and vulnerable people get the right support at the right time.
“Connecting with communities is a key component of successful policing and is something that I have advocated throughout my career, in particular when I served as commander for Belfast City Policing District for the Police Service of Northern Ireland.”
Chris is also keen to work closely with partner agencies across the region, he said, “Policing is too important to be left to the police alone, and I look forward to working with our key partner agencies in Staffordshire to tackle crime at its root-cause.
“Working together, we can truly keep Staffordshire safe.”
To find out more about policing in your area, visit: https://www.staffordshire.police.uk/a/your-area
To report a crime, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, via www.staffordshire.police.uk, call 101 or call 999 in an emergency.