Commissioner gives go-ahead for 200 extra police officers

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MORE police officers and staff are to be recruited, Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd has revealed.

He has published spending plans which would see 200 officers and staff joining the force in the coming year.

It will be funded through the police precept which forms part of the council tax bill.

It is not yet known how many would be coming to Bolton until they are recruited and deployed.

Apprentices will double from 22 to 50 in 2013/14.

A £200,000 fund to improve working with the NHS on issues such as mental health is also proposed.

Mr Lloyd said: “Every single penny of the extra money raised through the small increase to the policing part of your council tax bill is being used to boost frontline policing.

“For the average property, that increase is just over a penny a day. I think that represents great value.

“This budget will help maintain that critical link between you and your local policing team.

“I’m not going to pretend everything is rosy – it isn’t.

“The pace of cuts forced on Greater Manchester Police is unacceptable. I have done everything I can to ensure that we mitigate the impact of the cuts.

“It’s now the government’s turn to recognise that enough is enough and realise that investing in policing is good for us all.”

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1:26pm Mon 25 Feb 13

boltonnut says...

Laying off in January, hireing in February? Confusing.The only thing certain is the clowns who decide these actions will probably have a job for life.
Laying off in January, hireing in February? Confusing.The only thing certain is the clowns who decide these actions will probably have a job for life. boltonnut
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1:44pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Phil from Smithills says...

The BN said it was'nt clear on how many will be coming to Bolton, in a local TV news programme he said the recruits were for Manchester as we will be paying via our Cll Tax we must get some extra police in Bolton otherwise Boltonians & the other surrounding towns, are paying to police Manchesters streets. I suspected this could be the case, when the former Manchester central MP was elected to this post.
The BN said it was'nt clear on how many will be coming to Bolton, in a local TV news programme he said the recruits were for Manchester as we will be paying via our Cll Tax we must get some extra police in Bolton otherwise Boltonians & the other surrounding towns, are paying to police Manchesters streets. I suspected this could be the case, when the former Manchester central MP was elected to this post. Phil from Smithills
  • Score: 1

7:04pm Mon 25 Feb 13

thealexweb says...

Only 50 of these jobs are true police officers,
Only 50 of these jobs are true police officers, thealexweb
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6:51pm Tue 26 Feb 13

bwfc58 says...

I have said all a long the only place to Benefit from This Stupid Name Great Manchester is Manchester full stop. and Bolton will be very lucky to get 5 of them .it Should be Greater Bolton and because of the size of the town and see how Manchester and the other Towns like that . BOLTON LANCASHIRE IS A FACT. and yes i agree it will be Bolton and the others towns that will be paying to police Manchester and i would bet tit gets about 100 or more of the extra police .when the next local elections comes around vote for UKIP as that party would change all that just give them a chance . and lets see Bolton Town become a great Place to live and shop again .
I have said all a long the only place to Benefit from This Stupid Name Great Manchester is Manchester full stop. and Bolton will be very lucky to get 5 of them .it Should be Greater Bolton and because of the size of the town and see how Manchester and the other Towns like that . BOLTON LANCASHIRE IS A FACT. and yes i agree it will be Bolton and the others towns that will be paying to police Manchester and i would bet tit gets about 100 or more of the extra police .when the next local elections comes around vote for UKIP as that party would change all that just give them a chance . and lets see Bolton Town become a great Place to live and shop again . bwfc58
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5:50pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Phil from Smithills says...

Agree with regards the supidity of calling it Greater Manchester, to ousiders it infers we are all in Manchester. The name was totally inapropriate and should be renamed South Lancashire with North Cheshire a more accurate name, and without the constant reference to Manchester. We are NOT Manchester .
Agree with regards the supidity of calling it Greater Manchester, to ousiders it infers we are all in Manchester. The name was totally inapropriate and should be renamed South Lancashire with North Cheshire a more accurate name, and without the constant reference to Manchester. We are NOT Manchester . Phil from Smithills
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