20,000 more police with the powers and backing they need to keep our streets safe
The increase in serious violence is deeply worrying and sadly some people no longer feel as safe as they should.
It is the Prime Minister’s priority to make our streets safer – and we’ve already begun work to do just that – so that the law abiding majority can live their lives free of the fear of crime.
And by getting Brexit done we’ll once again be able to focus on priorities like this.
more police over the next three years
more police to be recruited in the next year
extra prison places
More police on our streets
We’re putting 20,000 more police on our streets.
A national recruitment campaign has already begun, overseen by a new National Policing Board and backed by £750 million next year.
This means that we can start making people feel safer straight away.
Giving the police the powers they need
As well as recruiting new police officers we are making sure they have the backing they need to protect us.
Things like extending stop and search – where we’ve empowered more than 8,000 police officers with enhanced powers as part of our efforts to crack down on violent crime.
We’re also giving police forces £10 million in additional funding to significantly increase the number of officers carrying a Taser.
Protecting the public
10,000 new prison places will mean that we can hold the additional offenders who will be caught, charged and sentenced.
£2.5 billion will be spent on creating modern, efficient prisons to better reform criminals and keep the public safe, whilst an extra £100 million will aid the crackdown on crime within prisons.
And to make sure that the public are properly protected from dangerous criminals we’re ending the automatic release of the most serious violent and sexual offenders at the halfway point of their sentence as well as conducting an urgent review of sentencing.