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Lincolnshire is to get 50 new officers to help keep its communities safe.

  • Last Updated: 09-10-2019 at 14:10

Lincolnshire is to get 50 new officers to help keep its communities safe.

They are Lincolnshire’s share of 20,000 new officers for England and Wales pledged by the Government over the last few weeks.

The officers are to be recruited in the current and next financial year – with more coming in the next two years.

The news has been welcomed by Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones – but he has cautioned that the increase to officer numbers does not solve the county’s medium-term financial challenges.

“The announcement of funding for 50 officers for Lincolnshire is very good news,” he said.

“This is only the first stage of the national investment in officers and we can expect additional support to follow in years two and three.

“The newly recruited officers will be a welcome boost to the police front line out in our communities keeping residents safe.

“However, while the announcement is pleasing, Lincolnshire still faces financial uncertainty as a result of a flawed funding formula.

“I will continue to lobby for changes to this outdated funding process and hope to continue the positive discussions I am already engaged in with Government colleagues.”