New police chief sets out agenda

The new police chief in charge of the Breckland area has pledged to continue driving down crime in the district.Supt Katie Elliott has taken up the post after moving from Northamptonshire and completes the Norfolk force's team of seven locally-based police leaders across the county.

The new police chief in charge of the Breckland area has pledged to continue driving down crime in the district.

Supt Katie Elliott has taken up the post after moving from Northamptonshire and completes the Norfolk force's team of seven locally-based police leaders across the county.

She said she wanted to capitalise on the good work already underway in Breckland, especially the falling crime rate, which fell by 28pc in the past year.

“Norfolk is a beautiful place and I am pleased with the motivation and commitment that the police team in the district has already shown,” said Dereham-based Supt Elliott.


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“My aim is to tackle locally identified quality of life issues in the area and continue to drive down crime. Safer Neighbourhood Teams are already well established across Breckland and by working even more closely with our communities, there's no reason why this can't be achieved.”

Supt Elliott has moved to Norfolk with her two young children and husband who has also joined Norfolk Constabulary as an inspector.

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With 15 years service, Supt Elliot most recently worked as a senior investigating officer on major and serious crime in Northamptonshire.

She has also previously worked as a local team inspector concentrating on partnership working on deprived estates in Northampton.

Meanwhile, police in Watton are continuing to take action against people involved in disorderly behaviour in the town.

The warning comes after a 19-year-old man was sentenced to 48 weeks in prison for possessing a loaded air weapon in the Queens Hall car park in Norwich Road and breaching a suspended sentence.

Insp Adrian Porter said: “This case demonstrates that police in Watton will respond to public concerns and will take swift action in bringing those people intent on committing crime to justice.

“The message is clear - we will target those involved in acts of antisocial behaviour and those involved in crime will be dealt with robustly.”

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