Our MP Mark Menzies has reported that Lancashire Constabulary will receive an extra £22.6 million this year to help deliver on the Government’s priority of cracking down on crime and getting more frontline officers onto the streets – with an initial 66 officers already in place across Lancashire – and more to come.
As a consequence of this extra funding our MP says: ‘I know the extra officers being recruited means an extra sergeant and officers on duty in Fylde and more officers who will be used on specific police operations in the area. I now hope to see St Anne’s Police Station reopened to give them a much-needed base here in Fylde.’
Fylde MP Mark Menzies also says that he has written to the Chief Constable of Lancashire commending the force’s work to keep the public safe throughout the difficult past few months. In his letter he praised the officers who have been putting their lives on the line every day throughout the pandemic – and reassured them that that the Government would continue to give forces all the resources and backing they need so they can do their job and keep people safe. He says his letter also praised officers for their restraint and professionalism over the past few weeks when faced with protestors and – in certain cases – violent thuggery. He gave the police his full backing in dealing with those who are aggressive and abusive towards them.