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Cumbria Constabulary plans to shed 320 posts by 2015
More jobs are to be cut by Cumbria Police by 2015, it has emerged.
A report into how the force is managing cuts of £18m imposed by the Government in 2010, found the constabulary plans to shed 320 posts - 90 of which will be police officers.
But a spokesman for the force this week said: “As we still have £4million of savings to find this is likely to increase.”
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found Cumbria Police had identfied how to make 76 per cent of the savings but was still to work out how to find the rest.
The changes will mean seven per cent fewer officers working in Cumbria.
However, the proportion of officers in frontline roles will rise from 86 per cent to 90 per cent, bringing the force in line with other constabularies.
Cumbria’s Chief Constable, Stuart Hyde, said: “Cumbria Constabulary will continue to invest in areas where the threat to the public is greatest, though not always visible to the public, such as managing sex offenders and tacking serious crime.
“In other areas we are becoming more flexible in the way we deliver critical services such as neighbourhood policing, local response teams and investigative work.”