Norfolk Constabulary is to receive an addition £9m next year to recruit additional officers and keep communities safe.
This is part of a £636m increase nationwide in 2021-2022, announced today by Home Secretary Priti Patel, bringing the total spend on policing next year to £15.8bn. The total includes more than £400m to recruit 20,000 additional police officers by 2023 - delivering on a key Conservative manifesto pledge at last year's General Election.
The funding will also be used to bolster counter-terrorism policing, including money for armed policing and more officers. The Conservative government has been determined to support the police throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with officers working tirelessly to keep communities safe. The government has provided £30m to help forces step up coronavirus reinforcement, and has reimbursed all forces for all additional PPE purchased between March and July.
Duncan Baker said:
I'm delighted Norfolk Constabulary is receiving an additional £9m next year. I pay tribute to the immense dedication and professionalism of our police officers here in North Norfolk, and thank them for all that they do to keep our communities safe. Our county policing has already benefitted from the recruitment of an additional 60 officers, and I am pleased the government is delivering on its pledge to do still more.
Priti Patel said:
We have asked more of the police than ever before during the coronavirus pandemic - the British people and I are extremely grateful for their dedication. I am absolutely committed to giving the police the resources they need - this funding package delivers that.
It will allow us to continue to put more police on the streets, and reduce crime as we build back safer from the pandemic.