Results of Tory cuts on Nottinghamshire Police
February 10, 2012.
New figures released have shown the extent of the Tory cuts on frontline policing to the Nottinghamshire force.
The Labour Party supports a 12% cuts plan to protect the number of police officers, based on work by former Home Secretary Alan Johnson prior to the elction and work by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) who said that a cut beyond 12% would harm frontline policing.
Labour's reduction of 12% over a Parliament, or around £1 billion a year by the end of the Parliament, requires tough choices to protect police numbers. It included cuts in overtime, reform of procurement, pay restraint, collaboration and altering shift patterns. We believe these savings are possible - and the loss of 16,000 police officers is proof that going beyond 12% means cutting police officers, not waste.
The HMIC report Adapting to Austerity puts the number of police officers cut in Nottinghamshire at 455 between 2010 and 2015.
Since the 2010 General Election, 195 officers have already been lost in Nottinghamshire, 66 of which the HMIC reports were frontline officers.