Staffordshire Police is set to receive an additional £11.4 million in its funding next year, thanks to the Government’s commitment to increase police budgets.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced police funding will receive up to £15.8 billion in 2021-22, which is an increase of £636 million from last year.
This includes over £400 million to recruit a further 20,000 police officers by 2023, delivering on the manifesto pledge from 2019 General Election. Staffordshire Police have also benefited from a further 55 officers.
The funding will also be used to bolster counter-terrorism policing, including money for armed policing as well as additional officers.
Gavin has continuously campaigned for more officers in South Staffordshire and has worked to make sure that they are present across the constituency to keep it a safe place to live.
Commenting, Gavin said: “Officers and staff at Staffordshire Police have been instrumental in keeping South Staffordshire safe and I want to pay tribute to them for their hard work and professionalism.
I am delighted to say that Staffordshire Police will receive an extra £11.4 million next year. I was proud to be elected last year on a promise to get more officers onto our streets and to ensure the police have the tools they need to keep us safe.
The Government is now doing exactly that - ensuring we build back safer as we recover from coronavirus.”