“Cuts to the police force endanger communities and endanger police officers too. A Labour government’s approach to policing crime will be different.”
Unprecedented cuts to our police have left officers unable to properly patrol the streets and keep us safe.”
“The government has already cut a huge £1bn from the police, resulting in the loss of 22,000 officers from London alone.”
Cuts to the police force endanger communities and endanger police officers too.
A Labour government’s approach to policing crime will be different. Labour will support the police and will provide officers, community support officers and civilian staff with the equipment and people they need to provide effective policing services.
Whilst Ilford grows at a rapid rate, police numbers have diminished back to 1985 levels.
To add insult to injury, we have lost most of our police stations, namely, Chadwell, in Ilford South and Barkingside, South Woodford and Wanstead across the borough, leaving us with just one Police station left for the whole of Redbridge.
I will work closely with our police teams and police commissioner to better support the vital work they do and fight for any local infrastructure they need – like spaces in our community hubs to change and rest between shifts.
I will work with a Labour government to hire 10,000 additional police officers to make our streets safe.
I will continue to champion investment into ANPR and CCTV cameras to crack down on crime across Ilford.
I will support council efforts to increase the number of uniformed Enforcement Officers patrolling the streets discouraging crime.
I will help foster neighbourhood watch schemes and support community groups.
A Labour government will ensure appropriate support is provided to victims of crime and introduce legislation for minimum standard entitlements to service from criminal justice agencies.
In my role as Leader of the Council, I have personally written to the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, asking her to reverse the cuts to police budgets and visit Ilford to witness first-hand the impact of crime on our residents.
The Labour Council have also made contact with the Mayor of London’s deputy mayor of policing to request what extra resources they can deploy in our borough to catch criminals.
Once in government, Labour will recruit 10,000 more police officers to work on community beats, equivalent to at least one more for every neighbourhood in the country.
We will ensure appropriate support is provided to victims of crime and introduce legislation for minimum standard entitlements to service from criminal justice agencies.
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