Funding for Violence Reduction Units announced

Policing Minister confirms £35 million for 18 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to set up Violence Reduction Units.

Eighteen PCCs have been awarded £35 million to set up specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the government has announced (Monday 12 August).

Government lifts emergency stop and search restrictions

A stop and search pilot is being rolled out to all 43 forces in England and Wales

Home Secretary Priti Patel has empowered more than 8,000 police officers to authorise enhanced stop and search powers, as part of Government efforts to crack down on violent crime.

10,000 extra prison places to keep the public safe

Programme of up to £2.5 billion will fund modern and efficient prisons.

Up to £2.5 billion will be spent on creating modern, efficient prisons, the Prime Minister has announced (11 August 2019).