West Norfolk’s new police boss makes safety vow

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West Norfolk’s new police commander has taken up his post and says he wants all the borough’s residents to feel safe where they live.

Supt Dennis Lacey has succeeded Carl Edwards, who retired last month, as the area’s most senior officer and is keen to build on the work of his predecessor.

Mr Lacey has worked for Norfolk Police for the past 27 years.

And he will be a familiar face around Lynn, having previously served as inspector in the North Lynn area.

He said: “I am very pleased to have taken up this new role and I look forward to the opportunity to work across both rural and urban areas within the district.

“As we move forward working together with agencies across the area will be key and I look forward to continuing to develop the strong relationships that already exist.”

He added: “My main aim is that all residents feel safe and secure in the area that they live.

“We will continue to tackle those who cause harm in our community and strive to drive down crime in all areas.”

Before taking up his new role, Mr Lacey was part of the county’s criminal investigation directive, which deals with long-running investigations into serious offences.