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PCC Paddy Tipping responds to Funding Announcement

Responding to the Government’s announcement today on the Police Grant, funding streams and precept limits, Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping said:

“Today’s announcement is good news for Nottinghamshire residents. Everyone will see a more visible police presence.  There will be more police officers in their neighbourhoods, communities and streets.

“It means 107 more officers for Nottinghamshire in the next year, focussing predominantly on proactive policing in every neighbourhood in the County and the City.  I know this is what people want to see.  At the end of the day, they, like me, simply want to be safe and feel safe in their homes and communities.

“These officers are in addition to the 40 extra officers recruited this year as a result of my budget for 2019-20. 

“Whilst this is positive news and a big step forward, we need to recognise that it will take three years to get back to the level of officer numbers that existed in 2010.  I'm pushing for even more investment.”

The Commissioner can now finalise his plans for the budget for 2020-21 which will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel on 6 February 2020.    

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Media enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012

Posted on Wednesday 22nd January 2020
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