Notts Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping wants 'a fair deal' for police funding
NOTTS Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is calling for a "fair deal" for police funding in the county.
Mr Tipping and other commissioners from across the country were due to meet Home Secretary Theresa May today.
It is expected that many commissioners will take the opportunity to highlight the challenges posed by 20 per cent cuts to funding.
In Notts these are aggravated by the current funding formula which will see the budget lose out on £13.5 million next year.
Mr Tipping said: "I am simply seeking a fair deal for Nottinghamshire. If the Government's own funding formula was applied correctly, Notts alone would be £13.5 million better off next year.
"I want people to be safe, to feel safe and I don't believe that ongoing cuts will help.
"I have pledged to put 150 police officers back on the streets – if we had parity in police funding I would be in a position to increase this figure."