Hi, I’m Superintendent Mark Payne of West Midlands Police - I’ve been a police officer for 16 years mainly as a detective. I was previously Head of the Press Office at West Midlands Police, where I became interested in social media. I am currently working at Wolverhampton, responsible for managing our response to crime and operations. I have previously investigated lots of serious crime, including murders, drug importation, guns and gangs.
I am proud and passionate about policing, and really interested in your views on the way we are perfroming, positive or not.
We are committed to using social media here at West Midlands Police, including using things like blogs. Hopefully you will enjoy what I have to say – please feel free to get in touch with your comments and feedback – it is much appreciated!