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Council calls on government for more police

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13 July 2017

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Enfield Council is urging the government to increase the number of police officers allocated to Enfield to address historical levels of under resourcing.

- Council urges government to increase number of officers in Enfield
 - Enfield politicians say policing should be "utmost priority"
 - Council writes to Home Secretary outlining concerns
 
 Enfield Council is urging the government to increase the number of police officers allocated to Enfield to address historical levels of under resourcing.
 
 In a letter sent to Home Secretary Amber Rudd this week , Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Doug Taylor and Cabinet Member for Community Safety & Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, lament the historical general financial under resourcing of the borough, ask Ms Rudd to give policing the utmost priority and urge her to confirm there will be no more cuts to policing in the borough.
 
 It reads: “Recent tragic events have stretched all agencies and we do not believe that our police officers can sustain, and hopefully enhance, their current quality of service without additional funding and support. 
 
“It would be helpful if you could confirm that there will be no further cuts and that you will support the Police by making a substantial investment in the funding to the Police without delay. Not to do so creates significant risks for our residents.”
 
The letter also explains that the Council has funded 16 police officers in the borough, despite significant cuts to the borough’s budgets, and they have made a significant difference in tackling crime and disorder in Enfield.
 
 The government has always insisted that despite reductions in funding the Metropolitan Police has sufficient resources to do its job.