Huppert wins praise for county police force from Minister
Policing Minister, Damian Green has congratulated Cambridgeshire Police and its Chief Constable, Simon Parr for an “excellent job” in bringing down crime in the county.
The praise came after Cambridge MP Julian Huppert raised the force’s achievements in the House of Commons yesterday (Wednesday, February 12) asking the Minister if their efforts on maintain front line officers demonstrated what can be done if budgets are used carefully.
“On the number of front line police officers, will the Minister join me in congratulating Cambridgeshire constabulary and particularly its Chief Constable who has managed to maintain the number of police constables in the force and is now recruiting more?” he asked.
Mr Green said: “They have done an excellent job, as is borned out by the fact that crime in Cambridgeshire is down 24 per cent since June 2010, so its streets are safer than ever before.”
Julian said later: “I am delighted that Cambridgeshire Police and its Chief Constable has received this recognition for all their hard work.
“We are so fortunate in Cambridge and the county generally to have such a dedicated team of officers who have shown how good policing and working with the community can have such an effect on crime statistics.
“There have been constraints on police budgets but careful budgeting and efficient working has meant that Cambridgeshire has been able to maintain the number of PCs in the force. I know how hard they have to work, and I thank them for it.”