26 January 2018 | 13:44
Ron Hogg PCC, APCC Portfolio Lead for Workforce Planning said:
“Today’s police workforce figures, which show a further reduction of police officer numbers, will be of concern for Police and Crime Commissioners, particularly at a time that we see a 14 per cent increase in recorded crime. The reduction in the number of PCSOs may also have serious implications for the future of neighbourhood policing.
“Whilst the enhanced flexibility on precept given to PCCs will obviously inject more cash into the system, the reality for many forces is that it will have a negligible impact on police officer numbers.”
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