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60 New police officers for Wakefield

Updated: Nov 28, 2022


Simon Lightwood, Labour MP for Wakefield, is delighted to announce that Tracy Brabin, Labour Mayor of West Yorkshire, has secured funding for 60 new officers and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) across the Wakefield District.


This comes following meetings between Simon and Alison Lowe, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, regarding the levels of anti-social behaviour across Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett, during which Simon expressed the frustrations of his constituents and shared personal testimony from those who have been affected.


Since his election earlier this year, Simon has spearheaded a campaign to tackle anti-social behaviour across Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett, following an increase of reports of anti-social behaviour from residents.


Deputy Mayor Alison Lowe says:


“I am delighted that Wakefield will benefit from 60 new front-line officers as part of the neighbourhood Policing uplift. This has only been possible because of the commitment from our Mayor to invest in our communities”.


Simon Lightwood MP says:


“Since my election in June, I’ve been working closely with Tracy Brabin, our West Yorkshire Mayor, and Alison Lowe, our Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, to tackle antisocial behaviour across Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett.


“After years of Tory cuts to our Police force, I’m delighted that our Labour Mayor and Deputy Mayor have committed to funding 60 more police officers for Wakefield.


“They listened to Wakefield residents, and they’ve put their money where their mouth is by taking decisive action.


“During my election I made tackling antisocial behaviour across our community a key priority. Whilst we still have a long way to go to banish the scourge of anti-social behaviour from our communities, this is a step in the right direction and great news for the people of Wakefield, Horbury and Ossett.”

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