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NPCC Chair responds to Spending Round

04 Sep 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spending Round to Parliament earlier today, and laid out his plans for policing.

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt said:

"This additional funding represents a significant opportunity for policing. We will be working to recruit 20,000 new police officers which will help us to reduce crime, provide a better service to the public and ease the pressure on our staff.

“We have consistently made the case for additional funding across law enforcement to tackle hate crime, serious organised crime and online child sexual abuse and exploitation. I welcome the commitment by the government to review the powers, levers and funding available to us to tackle serious organised crime, as well as additional funding to protect children against online exploitation and to significantly increase the work that we do to protect places of worship.

“Additional funding announced for the wider criminal justice system is also very welcome as it will help to improve criminal justice outcomes and hold criminals to account.”