West Midlands Police have announced a new police chief for Solihull, Chief Superintendent Rich Harris, who takes over as the borough commander and is responsible for all aspects of policing in the area.

In an official statement, the force said Chief Supt Harris “recently led Operation Advance in Solihull which saw officers working more closely with communities and tackling the issues that matter most to local people.”

The communication identified three key priorities for the new Chief Superintendent, including effectively responding to calls for service, putting victims first and Improving investigation outcomes, and reducing crime across the borough through locally based officers.

“Over the coming weeks he will be working alongside his teams and speaking to local people,” the statement read.

Chief Superintendent Rich Harris said: “I am committed to tackling the issues that affect the local communities and people most in Solihull.

Chief Superintendent Rich Harris has been part of Solihull Police for three yearsWMP
Chief Superintendent Rich Harris has been part of Solihull Police for three years

“Such as anti-social behaviour, vehicle crime, robbery, burglary and crimes that might not be visible to the public every day.

“We now have more dedicated police resources in Solihull and are working closely with our partners to deal with the things that matter most to you.”

Harris has been part of Solihull Police for three years, serving as Superintendent and has played a key role in tackling issues raised by communities across the borough, the force confirmed.

Previous to working in Solihull, Rich worked across other areas of the force including Birmingham, Sandwell, the force’s intelligence Unit and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU).

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