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Lancashire police face £73 million cuts
1:09pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
LANCASHIRE Constabulary is facing its ‘greatest challenge’ in 30 years as it looks to consolidate £73 million worth of savings in the next four years.
The cuts will see a reduction in the region of 700 police officers and 550 police staff between the period 2009 to 2017.
And in the latest round of reductions 165 officers will lose their posts, alongside 275 staff.
The announcement was made by the county’s two most senior policing figures as they laid bare the scale of the financial challenge facing the force.
Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and Chief Constable Steve Finnigan said it ‘would be extremely difficult’ if the government was to ask for further cuts.
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