Police Funding Boost for Staffordshire
The Home Secretary has announced the biggest annual increase in police funding since 2010.
Funding available to Police and Crime Commissioners will increase by up to £813m in 19/20.
Funding available to the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner will increase by up to £13.3 million next year. £1.8 million will also be provided to support pension costs.
The Government recognises that the Police face significant financial pressures and have made a commitment to ensure the police have the resources they need.
This boost in funding will help forces:
· Continue recruiting
· Fill crucial capability gaps
· Meet genuine pressures
· Drive through efficiency programmes
· Improve their effectiveness by preventing crime and delivering better outcomes for victims of crime
Karen Bradley, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, has been campaigning to secure a boost to the Police and Crime Commissioner. She meets regularly with the Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police and Chief Inspector and speaks to the Home Secretary and Policing Minister on a regular basis.
Welcoming the news, Karen Bradley MP, said:
“I am delighted that the Home Secretary and Minister of State for Policing have listened to my concerns about police funding in Staffordshire and announced a significant boost next year.
Staffordshire Police do a fantastic job keeping our communities safe and protecting us from harm. This is why it’s so vital that they have the funding they need to continue their tireless work on our behalf.
I am in regular contact with both the Home Secretary and Policing Minister and have shared the concerns of both Staffordshire Police and my constituents.
This Government has made a personal commitment to ensure the Police have the resources that they need and I will continue to make the case for Staffordshire as much as possible.”