Over the next six months Thames Valley Police will be targeting hotspots across the force area to tackle knife crime and serious violence, with neighbourhood officers supported by additional specialist officers.
The horrific incident that took place on Saturday morning in the Two Mile Ash area of Milton Keynes will have shocked the whole community. It is a tragedy for the families of the two men who have died and we must not forget that a young boy remains in hospital in a serious condition.
I want to say a big thank you to the more than 313,000 people across Thames Valley who voted for me to become your Police & Crime Commissioner. I am honoured to take up the role and am committed to serving every community across Thames Valley to cut crime and make our streets safer.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley has awarded £36,766 of exceptional funding to Thames Valley Police to support the creation of a Drugs Co-ordinator role, as part of a pilot scheme to improve the timeliness of drugs-related cases across Thames Valley.
Thames Valley Police receives an extra £735,000 to tackle serious violent crime, including knife crime and murder.
This investment is part of the £130.5 million funding package announced to tackle serious violent crime across England and Wales.