The prospect of more police officers and quicker response times to crime in Eastwood, Kimberley and the rest of the district has been welcomed by Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry.
Residents have been alarmed by a rise in crime in parts of Broxtowe since the turn of the year, and have called for more officers to patrol the area.
Now Mrs Soubry has disclosed that a new dedicated response team, which includes five sergeants, has been set up, in addition to the existing police teams. This followed a key meeting she had with the area’s new neighbourhood policing inspector, Simon Riley.
“We are to get more police and quicker responses, which is good news for local policing,” said the Conservative MP.
“I met Insp Riley and raised a number of issues that are concerning constituents, including a ‘crime spike’ in some areas and recent events elsewhere.
“I cannot reveal all the operational details he provided, but I am confident the police are getting a handle on the situation and are working well with Broxtowe Borough Council, social services and youth offending teams.
“Insp Riley assured me that enquiries are continuing into all ongoing problems, but he also made it very clear to me that people must report crime or suspicious behaviour by calling 101. If you fail to get a response, then please let me know and I will inform Insp Riley directly.”
Insp Riley, who has been with the Nottinghamshire force since 1991, has replaced Insp Steve Wragg as Broxtowe’s main police contact.