Police Focus On Frontline Services After Gov Review

PUBLISHED: 12:19 21 October 2010

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THE Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the chairman of the Police Authority have today (Thursday) commented on the Government's Spending Review announcement.

THE Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the chairman of the Police Authority have today (Thursday) commented on the Government’s Spending Review announcement.

Speaking the day after Chancellor George Osborne outlined the cuts to public spending that will be imposed over the next four years, Chief Constable Simon Parr said: “The Spending Review is broadly in line with what we expected and have been planning for.

It is still too early to have a detailed understanding about the impact of these cuts for policing in Cambridgeshire. However, we now know that the work we have been doing to reduce the future cost of our service and the changes to the way we deliver it are moving us in the right direction.

We can therefore continue to create our new policing model involving local partners, other police forces in the region and change the way we deliver non-emergency policing services for the benefit of local communities.

Ruth Rogers, chairman of Cambridgeshire Police Authority said: “The Police Authority fully supports the work being done to find the most cost effective way to manage the force and ensure the maximum amount of time and resources are available to provide the best front line service to people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Members will be ensuring the focus remains on frontline duties and the force’s commitment to bringing offenders to justice and keeping people safe.

We will know more for Cambridgeshire in early December when the Home Office announces the provisional funding allocations for police authorities.”

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