Home secretary called on to ensure 'fair funding' for police in Warwickshire - The Stratford Observer

Home secretary called on to ensure 'fair funding' for police in Warwickshire

Felix Nobes 10th Dec, 2017   0

WARWICKSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner has called on home secretary Amber Rudd to ensure “fair funding” for the police.

PCC Phillip Seccombe made the appeal to Ms Rudd during her “fact-finding visit to South Warwickshire Justice Centre on Thursday (November 30).

Mr Seccombe said: “The meeting was very positive, and we all agreed that victims of all crimes, but particularly domestic violence, are much more comfortable coming forward to report and talk about their experiences.

“There remain considerable pressures on police finances and I took the opportunity to talk to the home secretary and impress upon her the need to ensure that our police receive the right level of funding to allow us to sustain and improve services and address rising levels of crime.

“I have previously raised this issue with our county MPs and the Policing Minister and I will continue to press the case for fair funding for Warwickshire.”

Ms Rudd admitted crime had gone up in the past year and new strategies were targeting particular sorts of crime, including online crime, for which she the Warwickshire force in combating cyber-criminals.

Warwickshire Police has lost 138 officers to budget cuts since 2010.

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