Residents across Nottinghamshire should see more police officers on the streets following a promise of the biggest cash boost since 2010.
Nottinghamshire Police has been given a 16 per cent increase in funding from last year and this will enable police to cut crime and focus on people’s priorities say the government.
The force says it will use the cash to boost the number of officers on patrol as well as investing in new technology.
This forms part of a nationwide cash boost for the policing system of £15.2 billion in 2020/21, which is an increase of £1.2 million from 2019/20.
Paddy Tipping, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner said: “There will be 107 more officers for Nottinghamshire in the next year and everyone will see a more visible police presence.”
He added: “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 national budget includes £700 million for the recruitment of 6,000 new officers across the UK by the end of March 2021.
The funding will also go to counter-terrorism, help cover costs of unexpected events, major investigations, graduate recruitment and training.
“In the next year, Everyone will see a more visible police presence”
NottinghamSHIRE’s Police and crime commissioner, Paddy Tipping
He admits that this is a positive step by the government but warns the public that it will take up to three years to get to the officer numbers of 2010.
Home Secretary Priti Patel said: “This government is delivering on the people’s priorities by giving policing the biggest funding increase in a decade.”
She adds: “The police must now make full use of this significant investment to deliver for the public.”
The Commissioner will finalise his plans for the budget which will be presented to the Police and Crime panel on February 6.
Nottinghamshire police received £208.9 million in funding last year, but the force will receive £225 million in funding in 2020/21
Counter-terrorism policing will increase by £90 million in 2020/21 to £906 million