Government announces the first of Boris Johnson’s 20,000 new police officers

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The Conservative Government has announced the first tranche of police recruitment targets as part of a three-year programme to recruit 20,000 new police officers across the country.

Staffordshire Police have been allowed to immediately recruit 90 new police officers

That means an extra 590 officers across the West Midlands region

West Midlands Police will immediately be able to recruit an extra 366 officers, with 93 for West Mercia and 41 for Warwickshire.

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner said:

“I’m delighted with the Government’s announcement of 90 extra police officers for Staffordshire. The police here have worked hard to make the most of the resources they have and 90 more officers will make a real and lasting difference for local people across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

“This boost to police officer numbers will help turn the tables still further on those who cause harm and is just the start of action being taken to crack down on crime and make our streets and communities safer.”