Michael Fabricant says: "The next Conservative Government will increase
police numbers by 5,000 each year until they are comparable to those in
New York. This will mean an extra 40,000 police on the beat across
England & Wales. In addition, Conservative will cut red-tape and
paperwork to get police officers out on to the streets.
"The extra police will be funded by savings to Home Office bureaucracy,
and subsequently through savings achieved by scrapping the existing
asylum system and replacing it with a rational quota-based system for
"Conservatives will give resources to each police force to fund the
extra police. While the exact allocation of police officers within each
police force area will be an operational matter, this would result in
670 police officers in the Staffordshire Police service resulting in 53
extra officers in the Lichfield-Burntwood area.
"This would make one hell of a difference!" Michael adds.