We will invest an extra £1bn a year to restore community policing
Too many people feel unsafe in their own homes and walking down their local streets. So many communities feel exposed and vulnerable.
The Conservatives’ cuts to police numbers have contributed to a rise in violence and decimated community policing. 47% of people say they never see police foot patrols, up from 30% in 2014-15.
The Tories and Labour made big promises on police numbers, but have failed to commit the funding needed to deliver them. Police officers are leaving in their droves because they are not being properly rewarded for putting their lives on the line to keep us safe. We need to encourage experienced officers to stay, as well as recruiting the extra officers we need.
The other parties just don’t get it.
But we do.
We’re committing £1 billion a year to fund our police force. That’s £250 million more than Labour or the Tories…
That’s enough for two officers in every ward, and to provide an immediate 2% pay-rise for our hard-working cops.
We’re the only party willing to put our money where our mouth is. We’ll back our bobbies with money, not just words.
We are the only party that will make our communities safer by stopping Brexit. Then, together, we will build a brighter future.