2 December 2021
Harriett Welcomes New Police Chief

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has welcomed the appointment of new Chief Constable Pippa Mills who joined West Mercia Police in September.

Harriett Baldwin MP meeting with West Mercia Police Chief Constable Pippa Mills.

The pair met at the Hindlip police headquarters to discuss local policing concerns including speeding, rural crime, domestic abuse and illegal drug use.

Harriett also agreed to support an initiative which informs local areas about policing, crime prevention and ongoing incidents. You can sign up for updates by visiting www.neighbourhoodmatters.co.uk.

Harriett commented:

“I was delighted to meet with Pippa Mills and welcome her to her new post, and I am particularly pleased to see West Mercia appointing its first female Chief Constable.

“Fortunately, the incidence of serious crime is relatively low, but my constituents do have specific concerns which I took the opportunity to share.

“Speeding is a regular issue in my post bag, and I’ve had ongoing conversations with farmers and rural businesses about the problems they regularly face with thefts from outbuildings.

“I’m hopeful that Pippa will bring a fresh impetus to dealing with the issues raised by my constituents while making sure that West Mercia is one of the safer areas to live in the country.”