Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, has shared his delight after new figures showed Thames Valley Police have recruited an extra 582 officers to help make Milton Keynes safer.
The Government set out plans in 2019 to hire an extra 20,000 officers by the end of this Parliament and remain well on track as the number for the local force has already almost reached its 600 target.
Ben has been working closely with the local police in Milton Keynes and Matthew Barber, the Police and Crime Commissioner, on a number of issues over the last few years, including knife crime, car cruises and
He commented: "I'm delighted we've now got an extra 582 officers in Thames Valley Police compared to 2019, this is going to help us continue to make the streets of Milton Keynes safer.
"From working closely with the police and helping to launch Op Deter to tackle knife crime in the city, I know how incredibly hard the force are working to get tough on crime.
"The recruitment drive isn't stopping there, we're still recruiting more new police officers and I will continue to fight for funding for Milton Keynes on crime, education and healthcare."