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“I welcome today’s announcement of additional funding into counter terrorism policing. I hope the government also invests in ‘mainstream policing’ too. Counter terrorism policing doesn’t operate in isolation and relies on neighbourhood policing to do much of the work. This investment needs to be matched by more support for police forces too.

“Over the last decade policing has faced significant cuts, limiting the ability of forces to fight crime, at a time of ever increasing demands. The demand on counter terror policing has increased by a third since 2017.

“The government also needs to work closely with communities to continue to build trust, to help divert people away from extremist ideologies.

“As chair of the board that holds Counter terror policing to account I will be scrutinising closely to ensure any extra  resources are used as effectively as possible”.

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