Funding the police and tackling knife crime

Since taking office I have met with the local police Superindendent Marc Tarbit to discuss how we can work together and the proactive approach Thames Valley Police are taking in MK to tackling the issue of knife crime.

As part of the Government's pledge to increase police officer numbers, Thames Valley Police have begun the recruitment of 183 as part of the first wave.

Violence Reduction Units (VRUs) have been set up to bring together different organisations including police, local government, health, community leaders and other key partners to prevent serious violence by understanding its root causes.

This early intervention approach saw Thames Valley Police receive an additional £2.3million.