The Conservative Government has announced that funding for the police system will increase by up to £970 million next year, the biggest increase since 2010. Police funding in Norfolk could increase by up to £11.2 million in 2019-20 as a result of these changes.
As a former Home Office minister, I welcome the 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 again see millions going into the Police Transformation Fund, which includes investment for innovative new crime prevention techniques and a new national welfare service for frontline officers.
I am delighted that police funding in Norfolk could increase by up to £11.2 million next year. I will be asking our Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure that the local policing priorities in Great Yarmouth, and the surrounding villages, benefit from this extra money.
This is part of our balanced approach to the economy – spending on key public services while keeping taxes down and getting debt falling. The Conservative Party will always ensure that the police have the powers and resources needed to keep our citizens and communities safe.