Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has responded to
Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the news that Government plans to fund and recruit 20,000 new police officers.
In today's Spending Round, Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid announced that the Government has allocated £750million to fund the first year of the government’s plan to recruit 20,000 new police officers, with an additional £45million to recruit 2,000 officers by the end of March.
Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said of the anouncement: "The Chancellor's announcement today provides much needed new investment to the police.
"Funds are available to employ 6,000 additional officers, across England and Wales, by the end of March 2021.
"I'm campaigning hard for Nottinghamshire to receive its fair share. We are bidding for 150 extra officers this year and a further 150 next year. Local residents want to see a more visible police presence on the streets and in their neighbourhoods and I am working with the Chief Constable to deliver that."