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Norfolk Police confirms 30 officer jobs to go

Post by dingdangdo » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:32 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-17112138

Norfolk Police confirms 30 officer jobs to go in budget

Thirty police officer jobs are to go in the next year under the latest budget announcement by Norfolk Police.

The £145m budget will see officer numbers reduce from 1,530 to 1,500, with PCSO numbers remaining static.

Council tax precept towards the police is set to rise by 3%, which Norfolk Police Authority said would equate to a 0.4% rise in the public's tax bill.

Police chief constable Phil Gormley said the increase would be invested in its successful Safer Schools programme.

The latest job cuts for 2012-13 form the second year of a four-year savings plan at Norfolk Police, worth £25m.

Norfolk Police Authority, which sets Norfolk Constabulary's budget, said 53 jobs were lost last year.

It said it was still on track to reduce officer numbers by between 150 and 250 posts during the savings period.

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Re: Norfolk Police confirms 30 officer jobs to go

Post by falkor » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:44 pm

yikes talk about saving the worst to last
It said it was still on track to reduce officer numbers by between 150 and 250 posts during the savings period.
which minister was it who told us that the front line would not be effected by Police Cuts?
Yvette Cooper MP wrote:Personal crime, including theft, robbery and violence, has gone up by 11 per cent over the last year - the steepest increase for over a decade. This is a terrible time to cut 16,000 police officers.
Can you beieve that 16000 cops across the UK are being CUT? :sloop:
UK planning forums got a planning application in the UK?

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Re: Norfolk Police confirms 30 officer jobs to go

Post by Gualsa » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:49 pm

When I read force orders nowadays I see only retirement and leavers/movers. No appointments (apart from specials!). It is shocking how many officers are retiring at the moment. They will soon get the reduction they need. Hopefully once it falls below the acceptable level they will start recruiting once more.

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