Bromsgrove MP, Sajid Javid, has welcomed the announcement that West Mercia Police has been bolstered by an additional 105 officers since the Government launched its major police recruitment drive one year ago.
The addition of these new officers brings the total number of police across West Mercia up to 2,279, meaning there are now more frontline officers on the streets. The news follows the establishment of a new patrol base in Bromsgrove last year, with the addition of 25 extra officers specifically for the area.
Since the launch of the Government’s recruitment campaign in 2019, a total of 5,824 extra officers have joined police forces across England and Wales.
This recruitment drive is at the centre of the Government’s commitment to back the police with more resources, powers and support to keep the public safe.
The Government is also supporting frontline officers through providing over 8,000 more officers with Taser devices; and personalised new stop and search powers so that officers can effectively target repeat offenders.
Other steps include enshrining a new police covenant into law, which will offer enhanced support and protection for frontline officers and bringing forward legislation to double the maximum sentence for those convicted of assaults on frontline staff including police officers, firefighters and paramedics.
Commenting, Sajid Javid MP said:
“I am delighted that in just over one year, this Conservative Government has already delivered an extra 105 officers to our local police force”
“Every one of these officers will make an enormous difference in helping to cut crime and keep people safe – and I know that many more will follow as this Government continues to deliver on its promise to recruit 20,000 more over the next three years.”