£850K pledged to make the streets of South Yorkshire safer

Date published: 29 June 2021 12:21
Dated: 14 June 2021 15:23:23

South Yorkshire is set to receive a total of £850,000 to crack down on burglary, theft and other offences across the county.

The money, from the government’s £25million Safer Streets Fund, will be spent on improvements to CCTV and home security equipment.

Chief Inspector Paul Ferguson said: “This is brilliant news for our communities. This successful bid will provide a host of new policing equipment to continue our efforts to disrupt criminality in South Yorkshire.

“This Safer Streets round builds on our work from last year’s fund, where we were able to bring in over half a million pounds to support our policing efforts.

“Burglary is reducing in South Yorkshire, but we know the impact this horrendous crime has on residents. Tackling burglary remains a force priority and we will continue to do all we can to further drive crime down and bring offenders to justice. This significant investment will be of huge benefit to us all.”

The money will also be used to purchase ANPR systems, support the Launch of Operation Shield and increase the physical security of property. The £850,000 represents an award of £432,000 for Sheffield and £418,000 for the Dearne Valley.

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