I'm pleased with the announcement that police funding is receiving its biggest increase since 2010 and will be increased by up to £970 million next year.
Police funding in Nottinghamshire could increase by up to £13.1 million in 2019-20 as a result of these changes. This is part of our balanced approach to the economy – spending on key public services while keeping taxes down and getting debt falling.
Coming from a family of police officers, I am incredibly proud of the work that the police do to keep us all safe. While we need to do more to bring down levels of anti-social behaviour, theft and violent crime in Mansfield, I am proud of the Government’s record on crime. The Conservative Party will always ensure that the police have the powers and resources needed to keep our citizens and communities safe.
It's great to see the Home Office's commitment to fighting serious and organised crime, including economic crime and drug trafficking, with a £90 million investment in national, regional and local capabilities.
Additionally, the settlement will see £175 million going into the Police Transformation Fund, which includes investment for innovative new crime prevention techniques and a new national welfare service for front line officers, and £495 million for national police technology capabilities.