George welcomes extra funding for Devon and Cornwall Police

George Eustice, MP for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle has welcomed news that Devon & Cornwall Police will receive an extra £23.4 million to tackle crime and keep our streets safe - an increase of £7.4% from last year. 

The Government have announced an increase of up to £1.1 billion for police forces throughout England and Wales, to ensure our police can focus on keeping communities safe.

It comes on top of the Conservatives’ plan to recruit an extra 20,000 police officers, along with ensuring they have more powers and better kit. Devon & Cornwall Police is already set to receive an additional 141 officers this year, with more to come in the future.

As a result, overall police funding is set to increase by the biggest amount in a decade. This will see more money available to recruit, train and equip police officers, as well as investment in national priorities like tackling serious and organised crime, and our counter-terrorism capabilities.

George commented, "During the election, we made a commitment to people that we would crack down on crime and back our police to get on with the job, and this announcement demonstrates our commitment to that promise. With more officers tackling crime and increased funding, people can start to feel safer in their communities."