A new lead to tackle crime in the north of the county has been appointed by Staffordshire Police. Chief Inspector Rob Taylor will head up the force’s CID in the north from the beginning of May.
Rob first joined CID in 2002, when he moved to Hanley, working his way up to detective Inspector, responsible for investigation standards and performance. Forty-six year old Rob was the senior investigating officer for Operation Cuban, an investigation which resulted in lengthy jail sentences for a number of gang members.
As part of his work to improve standards across the force, the new Chief Inspector had responsibility for improving the force’s use of Stop and Search Powers and worked alongside the OPCC’s office to improve the scrutiny and transparency of the organisation.
In 2015, Rob was promoted to chief Inspector and became the neighbourhood commander for Stoke South. He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed working with our community to provide a safe environment for people to live and work. I led on important partnership projects such as the Valued Independent Person scheme.”
Rob’s last post was with the force’s transformation programme leading change within the force and working alongside strategic partners to create a modern more efficient force and more advanced digital technology. In his spare time he enjoys most sports, including golf, cycling and endurance running.
He said: “I am looking forward to taking up my new role as head of CID North, I know the area very well as I was raised in Stoke-on-Trent- I hope to bring clear focus and direction to officers working within the department to help deliver a quality service to support victims and witnesses, with a commitment to solve serious and complex crime. The force’s CID is an exciting place to work, with highly trained and talented staff, who remain committed to bringing offenders to justice”.