Nottinghamshire Police has been bolstered by an additional 132 officers since the Government launched a major police recruitment drive over a year ago.
The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police for Nottinghamshire Police up to 2,021, meaning there are now more frontline officers on our streets to keep the public safe.
Since the launch of the Government’s recruitment campaign one year ago, a total of 6,620 extra officers have joined police forces across England and Wales.
These statistics confirm that the Government remains fully on track to meet its manifesto commitment of recruiting 20,000 extra officers by 2023.
Alongside the recruitment campaign, the Government has announced the second round of the Safer Streets Fund with an extra £20 million to crack down on neighbourhood crimes that blight our communities.
Other steps to support frontline police officers include a £636 million funding boost for police forces this year, bringing the total for police funding up to £15.8 billion, boosting police pay by 2.5 per cent and enshrining a new police covenant into law.
Getting more police officers onto our streets is one of the people’s priorities, so I am delighted that in just over one year this Government has already delivered an extra 132 officers across Nottinghamshire.
Every one of these officers will make an enormous difference in helping to cut crime and keep people safe – and I know more will follow.
More good news this week was that the transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that Doncaster-Sheffield Airport is now able to apply for a Government grant worth up to £8 million, helping to protect jobs and the local economy in Bassetlaw.
Finally, I have been volunteering again at our vaccination hubs and want to say a huge thank you to our wonderful NHS staff and volunteers who have helped the rollout go so well.
If you are interested in volunteering and helping the NHS, click here.
Alternatively, there are many other volunteering opportunities available with Bassetlaw Community & Voluntary Service here.