Solihull welcomes new top cop - The Solihull Observer

Solihull welcomes new top cop

Solihull Editorial 31st Jan, 2024 Updated: 2nd Feb, 2024   0

THERE’S a new top cop in Solihull.

Chief Superintendent Rich Harris takes over as the borough commander.

He is responsible for all aspects of policing in the area.

Chief Supt Harris led Operation Advance in Solihull which saw officers working more closely with our communities and tackling the issues that matter most to local people. This work continues.

He said he has three priorities – to effectively respond to calls for service, to put victims first and Improve investigation outcomes and reduce crime across the borough through locally based officers.

Over the coming weeks he will be working alongside his teams and speaking to residents.




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


Rich 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. 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.

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