After a decade of cuts, its nice today to have my budget of hope given the green light by councillors from all the main parties and some independents as well.
My plan will see £1m put towards improving how the police and the public talk to each other and its great it won unanimous backing of Gloucestershire’s Police and Crime Panel.
‘It’s not every day you arrest a Bishop’. Those were words as a young detective constable in Gloucester that I remember Detective Inspector Wayne Murdoch saying back in 1993.
He was of course referring to the arrest of Bishop Peter Ball who was the subject of the BBC 2 documentary ‘Exposed, The Church’s Darkest Secret’ which was aired last week.
Gloucestershire Constabulary is on target to grow its frontline by more 300 officers and staff over the next three years as a result of government funding announced yesterday by the Home Office. Providing that the Government maintains Gloucestershire’s current allocation of funding, the Constabulary will hit...