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Elizabeth Truss MP sees Moonshot cops at work

PUBLISHED: 11:25 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:25 23 January 2018

South West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona Walker

South West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary's Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona Walker

Fiona Walker

The Norfolk Constabulary had a new recruit this week after an MP joined them in fighting crime on our roads.

South West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona WalkerSouth West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona Walker

South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss joined the Norfolk police’s Moonshot team, which targets offenders who use the road network to carry out crime across the county.

Accompanying the officers in their patrol car, Ms Truss saw the information from the control room being utilised by officers on the ground.

Ms Truss said: “It was great to see first-hand the work done by police officers in tackling crime and disrupting the work of criminals in the area.

“The training and attitude of the officers is fantastic and I was incredibly impressed by their professionalism.

South West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona WalkerSouth West Norfolk MP and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Elizabeth Truss joined Norfolk Constabulary’s Moonshot team. Picture: Fiona Walker

“The nature of crime is changing and Norfolk Constabulary is certainly responding to these changes.

“Being adaptable like this enables the force to fully utilise all the resources at their disposal.

“The effective application of the equipment now in use - like the body cams or finger printing machines - saves time and of course money, allowing for a more efficient investigation of crime.”

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