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Hardyal Dhindsa, Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said:
“While we need a little time to digest the detail of today’s announcement, what is clear from today’s announcement is that the number of police officers promised by the Government for 21-22 has reduced by 2000 nationally. In Derbyshire we were due to see 113 new officers next year, from the uplift programme, now we will see just 79, a 30% reduction.
“The Government also expects local taxpayers to pay more towards policing, with a £15 Band D increase in the policing portion of the council tax bill. In Derbyshire this equates to 6.6% and we will need to consult local people to see how they wish to see their money invested.”
Read the full statement here
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