Theresa May was quizzed about how many extra police officers there will be after Manchester
Mrs May was probed by audience member, a current poiice officer, about her policing policies following the two recent terror attack this year.
The officer questioned the Prime Minster on how many extra police the Goverment was planning to introduce after the "horrible Manchester attack".
Respinding to the probe, Mrs May said the Tories were adding more money as she added that her party was planning for the future.
The Tory leader also said that the "policing will be different" and that her party would be investing in cyber security.
But the TV interview Jeremy Paxton quizzed the Prime Minster on current polic number, adding:"Isn't that a drop of 20,000?"
Mrs May replied: "What we had to do when we came into government in 2010 was to ensure that we were living within our means and that was very important because of the economic situation we had inherited.
"It's not just about the numbers of police – people often focus on the numbers of police. It's actually about what the police are able to do and how they are being deployed on our streets.
"In counter-terrorism policing we have protected those budgets and we are currently protecting police budgets.
She added: "But crime is changing and the sort of job that the police officers need to do is changing. That's why we are also putting extra money into things like cyber-crime, because that's today's world.
"A government has to ensure that we are keeping abreast with the changes that take place, with the challenges out there that we need to deal with.
"Of course the terrorist threat is severe, but that's why we ensure that our police, our security service have that counter-terrorism budget and we are increasing the budgets for our security services, but also that they have the powers they need to do the job."
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