Derbyshire Police Constabulary is being given an additional £514,561 to tackle crimes like burglary, car theft and robbery.
The additional funding will be delivered through the Government’s Safer Streets Fund, which is part of the Government’s plan to tackle crime.
The money will go towards measures proven to cut crime, such as installing CCTV, improving street lights, and improving street security by, for example, putting locked gates around alleyways.
The funding will also be used to train community wardens, deliver local crime prevention advice to residents and establish Neighbourhood Watch schemes.
Police and Crime Commissioners were invited to bid for a share of the £25 million Safer Streets Fund in January, with each project eligible for a grant of up to £550,000.
Bids were evaluated against a set criteria and bidders were asked to outline a plan to reduce crime within a local crime hotspot, demonstrating value for money, evidence of community engagement and long-term sustainability.
This additional funding comes alongside the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 additional police officers over the next three years, and the £1.1 billion funding boost for the policing system for 2020-2021.
Derby North MP, Amanda Solloway, welcomed the funding:
“I’m delighted that this funding is being made available to Derbyshire Police Constabulary.
This funding is just so important to tackle crime in Derbyshire and across the UK.
When I stood for election in 2019, I stood on a manifesto that promised to tackle crime, and this will help deliver it.
People in Derbyshire, and across the UK, should be able to feel safe in their communities, and this will help make that possible.”