Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden has welcomed the announcement that Sussex Police will receive an additional £18.1 million next year to increase police officer numbers and keep communities safe.
The Government is increasing funding for policing to more than £15 billion in 2021-22, up by £636 million from this year. This includes over £400 million to recruit 20,000 extra police officers by 2023.
Sussex Police has already benefited from an additional 129 officers and will receive an additional £18.1 million next year. The funding will be also be used to bolster counter-terrorism policing, including money for armed policing and more officers.
Nus Ghani said: “I am incredibly grateful to Sussex Police for their hard work and dedication during this time of national emergency to help keep our communities safe.
"I am in regular contact with Sussex Police and our District Commander Alasdair Henry to discuss individual cases of constituents, farmers, and local businesses who have reached out to me regarding local crime, and I continue to work with Sussex Police on a coordinated campaign across Wealden to support victims of domestic violence.
"I am pleased that Sussex Police will benefit from an additional £18.1 million next year. This funding will provide them with the resources they need to ensure that Wealden continues to be a safe place to live.”