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Police deny frontline cuts

PUBLISHED: 11:15 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 21:39 05 July 2010

CUTS will not be made to frontline Suffolk policing despite the "considerable" financial pressures they face.

A report to Suffolk Police Authority tomorrow reveals the force is facing a number of major funding issues in the next three years.

CUTS will not be made to frontline Suffolk policing despite the “considerable” financial pressures they face.

A report to Suffolk Police Authority tomorrow reveals the force is facing a number of major funding issues in the next three years.

The chairman of Suffolk Police Authority, Gulshan Kayembe, said the force was under financial pressure but said it was not currently a situation which would lead to frontline cuts.

“We are suffering like everybody else from the credit crunch issues and the general economy and although petrol prices have gone down now they have affected us,” she said.

“Whatever we do we would not cut front line policing unless the situation was absolutely dire and we are not there yet. We have got pressures but it is not a situation where we look to cut frontline policing.

“I think the financial difficulties that we face are in how we grow as opposed to how we maintain current services.”

The report reveals that the force could lose £2.2m from Home Office funding as well as possible losses to the £2.8m it receives annually for community support officer funding.

The report adds that the force will seek a minimum precept increase of 5pc for 2009-10 in line with the three-year plan approved by the authority.

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