Better Policing

The public are clear they want to see more police officers on their streets. This is your priority and it is exactly what Boris Johnson and Conservatives like me are delivering in government. Will put 6,000 more officers onto our streets by end of 2020-21 – the first year of our recruitment drive. That’s an additional fifty policemen and women for Lincolnshire.

Through empowering and resourcing our police to do their jobs, we are sending a clear message to criminals that they should feel terror at the thought of committing offences.

Evidence shows that broadly speaking overall levels of crime are falling, but Lincolnshire should be better resourced to meet the challenges our police face. We must ensure our towns, villages, and homes are kept safe and secure. I will work with Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones to fight for a sustainable and fairer funding settlement for rural parts of the country, like Lincolnshire.

News

Lincolnshire Bolstered by 79 Extra Police Officers

Sir Edward Leigh MP has welcomed the announcement that Lincolnshire has been bolstered by an additional 79 officers since the Government launched its major recruitment drive in September 2019. Since the start of the recruitment campaign, a total of 4,336 extra officers have joined police forces a

MP Welcomes £250,000 Funding for Crime Hotspots

Sir Edward welcomes £250,780 in additional Government funding to crack down on burglary and theft in local crime hotspots. Sir Edward Leigh MP has welcomed the announcement that Lincolnshire Police will receive £250,780 in extra funding as part of the Government’s £25 million Safer Streets Fund –