‘Dismay’ and shock as £24-a-year tax rise sees just ‘80 extra’ police officers – but big cut in PCSOs in Hampshire

Council taxpayers have been asked to fork out more money and in publicity leaflets were promised there would be: ‘200 new officers, 65 police staff investigators, and training for PCSOs’. The message was that the ‘extra officers will tackle local crime’.

Police bosses have recruited 210 officers but admitted there will be just ‘80 extra’ overall because the remaining 130 are filling longstanding vacancies and replacing people retiring.

At the same time, people...
source: Portsmouth.co.uk

2019-05-22 08:47
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