Issued: March 10, 2017
PICTURE: A picture of Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing with District Commander Acting Chief Inspector Lewis Basford can be viewed and downloaded HERE
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing "extremely optimistic" about policing in Epping Forest after meeting new District Commander
Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing says she is "extremely optimistic" about the policing of the Epping Forest district having met with new the District Commander.
Acting Chief Inspector Lewis Basford met with Mrs Laing and county councillor Valerie Metcalfe at Loughton Police Station today.
Mr Basford said: "I was delighted to meet Mrs Laing and have the opportunity to update her on local crime initiatives and the current trends, the successes we have achieved in recent weeks and I am committed to work alongside her and the work she is doing in the area."
Mrs Laing said: "I am very pleased to have formally met our new District Commander and I am encouraged by the plans that he has for the policing of our area.
"We all appreciate what a difficult job he and his officers have but I am extremely optimistic about his plans for the future."