Solihull bobbies are asking residents to make them feel loved.
As Valentine’s Day approaches and peoples thoughts turn to love and romance, Solihull Police is asking the public to share their feelings when it comes to policing. Across the borough neighbourhood policing teams are tackling the concerns raised by local communities. Whether it is anti-social behaviour, inconsiderate parking or speeding, officers are informing the public “If it matters to you then it matters to us.”
In recent weeks people living in Shirley contacted their local policing team and told them that they were concerned about drugs in the local community. Officers executed a warrant and seized drugs with a street value of £16,000. Communities are being asked to follow this example and tell the police how the areas they live, work or socialise can be made even safer.
Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner from Solihull’s local policing unit said: “The success we are achieving as a policing unit is underpinned by the strong relationships we have with local people and partners across the borough. We want to build on this , but we need the public’s help.
“Every success story we achieve will often start out with a telephone call, email or conversation with a member of the public, telling us about an issue affecting them.”
At the same time as dealing with issues raised by the public, officers continue to work to reduce the opportunity for vehicle crime, burglary and robbery. In recent weeks a ‘career burglar’ who broke into more than 40 homes across Solihull and east Birmingham was jailed for five years.
Chief Superintendent Bourner added: “As we celebrate these success stories, and look to create even more, we also appreciate there may have been times when you think we could have done it differently.
“If this is the case we also want to hear about how the service you have received could have been improved.”
To contact your local policing team dial 101. If you would like to offer feedback on your experience of policing in the West Midlands visit www.rateyourlocalpolice.co.uk/