More than twenty thousand police officers have been taken off UK streets over the last ten years. Now the Government announces that thousands of new Police Officers will be recruited.
Councillor Howard Sykes MBE wants to make sure Oldham Borough gets a fair share of these replacement crimefighters. The Liberal Democrat Leader on Oldham Council contacted Greater Manchester Police to see how many new officers Oldham Borough will get.
“There have been many announcements both local and national about recruiting new Police Officers. I want to make sure what we are hearing from the Government matches up with local people’s needs and expectations.”
“As leader of the opposition on Oldham Borough Council, I want to ensure that we have enough officers on our streets to deal with the many issues that Oldham Borough faces. If the UK is getting 20,000 new Officers, we need our fair share.”