STAFFORDSHIRE’S cop boss has pledged to cut crime further and get maximum value from future funding for the people of the county.
Staffordshire Police are set to receive a £117.4million Government grant in 2013/14 compared to £121.2million in 2012/13 and police and crime commissioner Matthew Ellis is determined to see every pound spent properly.
“I want us to get full value for the public’s money as we continue to find ways to work more efficiently,” he said. “I have ambitious plans over the next three years and am determined to deliver them.”
He said his plan for a ‘Team Staffordshire’ approach with closer public sector collaboration would ensure jobs and prosperity stayed in Staffordshire as the police force strived to meet its financial obligations.
“I’m determined to continue to deliver efficient and effective local police services that are visible to local people while, at the same time, resourcing crucial ‘behind the badge’ roles such as CID, intelligence and forensic examination to make sure the public are safe,” said Mr Ellis.