He is proposing to:

• Bring forward officer recruitment to ensure that numbers are maintained across the force and are not affected by any retirements.

• Maintain 100 police and community support officers— 24 more than planned in the original alliance blueprint.

• Increase the number of special constables from 262 to 314, giving Warwickshire the highest proportion of specials in the country.

• Allocate £800,000 to community safety.

• A repeat of the initiative last year with £300,000 from the £800,000 mentioned above available for groups with innovative bids in the community safety area.

• A commitment to Operation X, targeting the county’s most determined criminals.

• £1.5 million across the alliance to target cyber crime, rural crime and business crime.