Leicestershire Police welcome an extra £860,000 to bolster Covid enforcement response across the county

The money will help bankroll increased workforce demands for the police during the health crisis, enforcement of coronavirus regulations and improvements to ensure the force remains Covid-secure.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 12:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th February 2021, 12:12 pm

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is welcoming a £860,000 Home Office boost to bolster the Covid enforcement response across the county.

Lord Bach spoke as Policing Minister Kit Malthouse announced a £60 million funding pot for PCCs nationally.

Leicestershire's slice, worth £862,448, will help bankroll increased workforce demands for the police during the health crisis, enforcement of coronavirus regulations and improvements to ensure the force remains Covid-secure.

Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach is welcoming a £860,000 Home Office boost to bolster the Covid enforcement response across the county.

Willy Bach said: "Police forces have been at the forefront of national efforts to protect our communities and stem the spread of this awful disease.

“This funding recognises the part our hardworking officers have played taking on this additional role while also protecting their communities from the threat of crime.”

He added: "We remain at a critical stage of the health crisis.

“This funding will ensure we continue to deliver whatever resources and enforcement are necessary to save lives and keep people safe during lockdown and beyond when the restrictions gradually begin to ease.

"I would like to thank people for continuing to support our efforts and would urge everyone to remain at home, follow hygiene advice and do whatever is necessary to keep Leicestershire safe."