On Friday, Tamworth’s MP Christopher Pincher joined Chief Inspector Paul Talbot and his team on duty in Tamworth as part of Operation Disrupt.
Part of a major crackdown, launched to tackle high threat and harm issues across Staffordshire, Tamworth’s Police have been involved in visible hotspot policing, stop and search and wanted offender targeting.
The local MP has welcomed the initiative of the force’s new proactive approach and visited the Police Station in Belgrave to meet members of our local force and joined them on their current operation. This drive to disrupt and crack down on crime taking place across Staffordshire and it its first week has seen 77 arrests made.
Speaking about his visit to our local Police, Christopher Pincher MP said:
“It was a fantastic opportunity to ride along with Chief Inspector Talbot and his team for a day during Operation Disrupt. From taking a tour of the new police station facilities, to jumping into the police car and attending operation on the ground, the experience and dedication of our local Force is abundantly clear. Their new facilities are fully up to date, modern and in a more strategic location compared to the old station. Not only does this create a more effective policing force, it importantly raises the morale of our local officers.
“I am grateful too for the opportunity to meet so many of the officers that day, including a few who have joined the Force recently as part of the Government’s commitment to put 20,000 extra police on the streets. This can only be good news for Tamworth
“What is clear to me is that with this community focussed team, with more officers and under the leadership of CI Talbot – this can only be good news for Tamworth.”
Chief Inspector Paul Talbot added:
“It was a pleasure to receive MP Christopher Pincher at the station, who took the opportunity to meet officers and join us on operation. He has clearly has a great interest in local policing and community issues, he and his team are always happy to help where they can, and we look forward to our continued partnership.
“We have seen great successes with the recent Operation Disrupt, building on my colleagues great work across Staffordshire with arrests made and the recovery of drugs, cash and property through confiscation.”