Nottinghamshire Police to cut 60 officer jobs

Sixty police officer jobs are to go in the next year under the latest budget announcement by Nottinghamshire Police Authority.

The £191.3m budget was approved by the authority earlier, with a focus on moving more officers to the front line.

The force said the job cuts would be achieved through a continued freeze on recruitment and officers retiring.

With more officers moved to the front line, their former work will be done by support staff.

Nottinghamshire Police currently has 1,600 front-line officers.

The budget, which includes a rise of 3.93% in the amount of council tax paid to the force, also includes plans for an extra 56 police community support officers and a move which will see 30 police staff become civilian investigators.

The move also means that from 31 March, the force will no longer use regulation A19, where police officers are required to retire after 30 years of service.

Deputy Chief Constable Chris Eyre said the force and authority were "absolutely determined to protect the front line" and deliver the best possible service to the public, despite working in "extremely challenging times".


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