Have I Got This Right?

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  1. Steve says:

    You are right except you make it sound like the cuts to civilians are only just beginning. Up and down the country the process of redundancy has been on going for 3-4 years with minimal pay offs close to the legal minimum. When a force says it is making cuts, it can only reduce police officer numbers by natural wastage, recruiting less than retire. The police officer salaries of a force may account for typically around 60%. Consequently the cuts are actually made more severely and rapidly from the remaining budget in the force, i.e, 40% civilians staff, buildings, vehicle fleet, money for investigations, forensic samples. many civilians have lost their jobs already, amalgamations of resources with neighbouring forces, forensic officers particularly seem hard hit. Forces are cut beyond the level of providing a proper service but few in ACPO seem to complain publically. Front line policing, and more importantly experienced officers are reducing down. Public services are being deliberately undermined.

    • You’re absolutely right Steve, and this decimation just has to stop somewhere or the capabilities of the Police Service will be radically reduced. But maybe that’;s what they want. Once it’s broken, not easily mended

  2. Steve says:

    You are right except you make it sound like the cuts to civilians are only just beginning. Up and down the country the process of redundancy has been on going for 3-4 years with minimal pay offs close to the legal minimum. When a force says it is making cuts, it can only reduce police officer numbers by natural wastage, recruiting less than retire. The police officer salaries of a force may account for typically around 60%. Consequently the cuts are actually made more severely and rapidly from the remaining budget in the force, i.e, 40% civilians staff, buildings, vehicle fleet, money for investigations, forensic samples. many civilians have lost their jobs already, amalgamations of resources with neighbouring forces, forensic officers particularly seem hard hit. Forces are cut beyond the level of providing a proper service but few in ACPO seem to complain publically. Front line policing, and more importantly experienced officers are reducing down. Public services are being deliberately undermined.

    • You’re absolutely right Steve, and this decimation just has to stop somewhere or the capabilities of the Police Service will be radically reduced. But maybe that’;s what they want. Once it’s broken, not easily mended

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