Home Secretary called on to match PCC funding to tackle gangs and violence
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner will call on the
government to match his £2 million funding for projects to tackle
gangs and violence. David Jamieson is meeting with the Home
Secretary in Westminster tomorrow (Wednesday 14th March
The PCC has committed £2 million for projects to reduce
violence and give young people the opportunities they deserve. Now,
David Jamieson is calling on the Home Secretary to do the same. The
extra money will help expand and speed up the delivery of projects
to reduce violence in the West Midlands.
government has previously announced £0.5 million to tackle
knife crime across the whole country, which
the PCC believes is not nearly enough in the current climate.
The PCC wants to see that money increased and the West Midlands to
get its fair share of funding.
Speaking ahead of the meeting with the Home Secretary, West
Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson, said,
"I will be highlighting the work of the Commission on Gangs and
Violence to the Home Secretary and asking the government to invest
in the safety of the West Midlands by matching my £2 million
investment. That match funding will help to expand the planned
projects to tackle violent crime, make our communities safer and
give young people the opportunities they deserve.
"When violence strikes it plagues our communities
indiscriminately, leaving victims in its wake.
"In order to help reverse the current rise in violent crime I am
investing an extra £2 million from my budget to tackle the causes
of violent crime, I want the government to match my commitment and
invest in keeping the communities of the West Midlands safe.
"I hope the government listens to the excellent work of the
Commission on Gangs and Violence and supports my call for match