New chief vows to keep crime levels down
THE new chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police has praised the excellent work of officers and PCSOs in Mansfield and Ashfield.
Chris Eyre, who officially took over as chief at the beginning of the month, is aiming to build on the force’s success in bringing crime levels to a record low.
Mr Eyre has singled out the hard work being done in communities across the region.
He said: “We have been working on our plans for neighbourhood policing for a long time.
“We want to deliver policing that’s relevant for the community and understands the issues and work with the community to resolve those issues.
“Mansfield has got excellent police officers, PCSOs and staff.
“I’ve spent time with teams locally and it’s humbling to see the hard work being put in, they are committed to their communities.”
Mr Eyre is under no illusions of the financial challenge facing all police forces but refuses to use it as an excuse .
He added: “We have to cut £42m from our budget each year by 2014/15 yet where possible strengthen policing.
“We are working to continue driving down crime with less money - it is incredibly hard.
“But there is no point crying about it, it’s an economic reality. We will deal with it and still deliver exceptional policing
“I will do my level best to point out the implications of cuts but not allow it to be an excuse for not succeeding.”
The election a for Police Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire takes place on 15th November.
Mr Eyre joined Nottinghamshire as Deputy Chief Constable in June 2010. He became Chief Constable when Julia Hodson retired at the end of August 2012.
He had been both Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable with Leicestershire .
Mr Eyre is the ACPO lead for forensic procurement .
He is married with three children.
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