A FORMER Stourport High School pupil has been appointed as a new police inspector for Wyre Forest.

Jacob Wright will formally take up the role as Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) Inspector on November 13 and will be responsible for policing in Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport.

The 32-year-old has been with the force for a decade, holding a variety of roles in uniform, CID and – for the past two years - as staff officer to Chief Constable Anthony Bangham at the Hindlip HQ.

After finishing school, he graduated from university with a degree in law and psychology.

Inspector Wright said he was looking forward to taking up the role and ‘hugely proud’ to be given the responsibility of policing the area he grew up, socialised and has worked in.

He said: “My aspiration throughout childhood had always been to join the policing family and I remain passionate to deliver the best possible service to those we have the privilege to serve.

“Wyre Forest is fantastic place but as with any area up and down the country, there are problems that need to be addressed and it’s my responsibility, along with partners, to make sure we listen to you and do everything we can to tackle and disrupt those who choose to disregard the social and legal values the vast majority of us comfortably abide by.

“Wyre Forest is already fortunate to have a motivated SNT and it’s my job to ensure they remain committed to working directly within our towns and villages, schools, businesses and importantly within some of our more rural areas.”

He added that any residents who want to get in touch with can email jacob.wright@westmercia.pnn.police.uk or follow him on Twitter at @InspectorWright where he aims to give people an insight into policing across Wyre Forest.