Accessibility options
Back Menu


34,000 police jobs to be scrapped

Date: 21/7/2011 11:25:15

Search: police reforms funding cuts Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

More than 34,000 police jobs will be lost as part of Government cuts, inspectors have ruled.

About 16,200 police officers will be axed by 2015 amid fears crime could go up by 3%, a report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) said.

Up to 1,800 community support officers and 16,100 police staff will also go as part of an overall reduction of 14%, the study of 43 forces across England and Wales said.

Protecting frontline policing will be "very challenging" over the next 18 months, inspectors found.

"Forces will have to transform their efficiency if they are to protect frontline services," the report added.

Roger Baker, of HMIC, said it "went without saying" that forces are facing their biggest financial challenge in a generation.

HMIC chief Sir Denis O'Connor added: "The police service must adapt to these changing times in order to deliver the best deal for taxpayers and they will need some support to do this."

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

2014 © Press Association

Advertisement starts



Advertisement ends

Advertisement starts


Advertisement

Advertisement ends

  • Usain Bolt on kilts, selfies, Israel and Scottish independence
    Usain Bolt on kilts, selfies, Israel and Scottish independence
    The media got a bit silly when Usain Bolt turned up for his press conference. The world's fastest man was asked all sorts of questions from the conflict between Israel and Gaza to who he supported in the World Cup, Scottish independence and if he'
  • Humans eating pangolins to extinction
    Humans eating pangolins to extinction
    They are the most illegally traded mammal in the world, but it's a creature you probably haven't even seen before. Pangolins are native to Africa and Asia, are very good at hiding, and are very much under threat - with more than one million believ
  • Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona will not be a three-man team
    Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona will not be a three-man team
    Midfielder Ivan Rakitic insists Barcelona will not be a ''three-man'' team despite hailing Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar as the best forward line in the world.
  • Sharknado stars: We froze filming the sequel
    Sharknado stars: We froze filming the sequel
    The first was absurd, and the return of Sharknado promises to be just as bizzare. Sharknado 2: The Second One, follows up from the hit TV movie - about a tornado of sharks that caused devastation in Los Angeles. It stars Vivica A Fox and Tara Reid as the
arrow
Usain Bolt on kilts, selfies, Israel and Scottish independence
The media got a bit silly when Usain Bolt turned up for his press conference. The world's fastest man was asked all sorts of questions from the conflict between Israel and Gaza to who he supported in the World Cup, Scottish independence and if he'

5 day forecastMy local weather

Cloudy
London
min: 14º
max:26º
 
 

Daily Pictures

Advertisement starts



Advertisement ends