When I’ve been out talking to residents on the doorstep, crime & anti-social behaviour are consistently the top two issues my constituents raise with me.
Since I was elected I have voted for the biggest increase in police funding since 2010, supported tougher sentences & measures to equip police officers with the tools they need to protect themselves.
By the end of 2019 there will be more police on our streets here in Redditch. North Worcestershire policing area will have an extra 35 officers patrolling it.
123 police officers have been recruited in West Mercia in the first year of the Prime Minister’s campaign to recruit 20,000 officers. The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across West Mercia up to 2,297, meaning there are now more frontline officers on our streets to keep the public safe.
In addition to the 123 officers recruited as part of the Government’s election promise to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers by March 2023, West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, has also recruited 277 additional officers, meaning there are 400 more police officers than when he was first elected in 2016.