Notts PCC Paddy Tipping Responds to Public Accounts Committee report into the Financial Sustainability of Police Forces
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said:
“This report provides further confirmation, if that were needed, that all police forces are underfunded. It highlights the significant challenges that policing is currently facing and I urge the Government to accept its conclusions.
“Police and Crime Commissioners have made it clear that policing is under huge pressure; that the demand and complexity is increasing, and that policing needs a fairer funding formula.
“It’s clear that the Government doesn’t understand the consequences of the cuts to police funding and as a result that means that tough choices and difficult decisions are having to be made.
“It appears that the Home Office doesn’t know what it is doing. There is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding police funding which needs to be addressed with some degree of urgency and I was disappointed that there was no money highlighted for policing in last week’s budget.
“I know that the public want to see more support for policing and I will continue to work with the Home Office and colleagues to achieve the best possible outcome.”
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Posted on Wednesday 7th November 2018