Mark Burns-Williamson: Police need the resources to do their job

LAST week the National Audit Office highlighted the financial sustainability of policing in order to meet the ever-growing complexity of crime. Its findings resonate here in West Yorkshire, given real terms budget reductions of around £140m since 2010.
The last policing settlement gave PCCs some additional flexibility to increase their local police precept, but the funding formula administered by Government has – for a long time – been a subject of discussion among police and crime commissioners.
There is currently little cognisance of the fact that some areas, such as West Yorkshire, face... read more

 
19 September 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 137
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