South Yorkshire Police Announce Job Losses

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08 Mar 2011

It has been announced that South Yorkshire Police will lose 414 police officers and 680 police staff as a result of the Government’s cuts to police funding.

Over the four years of the Government’s Spending Review police forces will see their funding cut by around 20 per cent in real terms, with the Home Secretary having ignored warnings that this could mean around 20,000 fewer police officers across the country.

By imposing cuts of this speed and scale the Government has put South Yorkshire Police in an impossible position. I am very concerned about how these cuts will affect policing in our area as they will undermine all the progress we have made to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the Rother Valley.