Bill Wiggin, MP for North Herefordshire, has welcomed an announcement from Police and Crime Commissioner for West Mercia, John Campion, of plans to recruit 100 additional police officers for West Mercia.

The 100 new officers will take West Mercia to an establishment of 2,030 police officer posts, which will be welcomed by communities who have called for a more visible police presence.

Commenting on the announcement, Bill Wiggin MP said:

“I am delighted by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s announcement of 100 additional police officers for West Mercia.  I am sure that all of us living in North Herefordshire will welcome the reassurance that our community will have the police service that we need.

I am glad that our conservative Government has supported West Mercia with its flexible precept setting for 2019-20 and I will continue to help the Commissioner achieve further improvements to West Mercia policing.”