John Stevenson, Carlisle MP has welcomed the announcement that 89 police officers have been recruited in Cumbria since September 2019.
Commenting, John said: “I work closely with Cumbria police and Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner and I know how hard they work every day to keep the streets of Carlisle safe.
“An additional 89 police on our streets will play a huge role in pursing criminals, keeping neighbourhoods safe, protecting victims, and reassuring the law-abiding majority.
“This Conservative Government is delivering on its promises to the British people, showing it is only the Conservatives that can be trusted to keep Britain’s streets safe.”
The latest figures are part of the Conservative Government’s drive to get 20,000 more police officers on the street by March 2023.
This puts the Government on track to fulfil its manifesto commitment with 77 per cent of the target now met.
Across the 43 police forces, an additional 15,343 officers have been recruited, tackling crime and keeping communities safe across the country.
The latest figures also show that the police are more representative of the communities they serve.
There are now more female police officers than since records began with over 50,000 women in forces across England and Wales and of the recruits hired since April 2020, 42.5 percent are women.
The 15,343 extra officers will support the Conservative Government’s crack down on crime, which has seen the launch of the Beating Crime Plan and the passing of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act, reducing crime, protecting victims, and making the country safer.
This Conservative Government is continuing to deliver on tackling crime, including boosting police funding to £16.9 billion and boosting police officer pay, with every police officer receiving a £1,900 uplift to their salary this year.