Protecting citizens should always be the priority of the Government. I will continue to fight for more funds and investment in policing into our area, and I will keep fighting for support businesses need when they are victims of crime.
I want to ensure that everyone affected by crime has a voice, and I will be that voice.
I was happy to welcome the then Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, to our area to discuss policing and antisocial behaviour. We then took to the streets in Wrenthorpe to hear the views of local people on the doorstep.
I am pleased that the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has put law and order at the centre of his vision for Britain, and has begun work to recruit 20,000 additional police officers to keep our streets safe.
I welcome the investment the Government has already made, with £9.9 million additional funding given to the West Yorkshire area.
Further, I was very happy to hear from the West Yorkshire Police that they have received £4,000,020.00 to be spent by the 31st of March 2020. I'm pleased that WYP have said they will be deploying an increased number of officers, and also use an uplift in resources to tackle, prevent, and investigate street robberies.
I have recently met with the Policing Minister to discuss the need for more police on the streets and stronger sentences for violent crimes. I have also raised the issue of stronger sentencing to the Minister of State during Justice Questions in Parliament.
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Alongside the Ardsleys and Tingley Neighbourhood Watch group, I worked with local activists to establish the Crime Analysis Report which seeks to drive down crime in our local area by building up an accurate database of community reported crime via an easy to use survey. Using residents views, and their reported crimes, I was able to raise cases with the police and press the need for a greater police presence in our area.
I will continue to fight to ensure that residents can feel safe both in their homes and on the street.