Northamptonshire officers on the beat to avoid cuts

Northamptonshire Police said it has moved officers out of stations and back on the beat in a bid to avoid front-line cuts.

The county force will lose £17m over the next four years out of a budget of £130m.

Chief Constable Adrian Lee said 100 officers will be lost over the four-year spending review but back room staff were being re-deployed.

He said the force was working hard to ensure beat officers were unaffected.

He said: "We are going to lose money.

"I don't want to give a message that this is all doom and gloom, some police officers who were doing jobs in police stations are now out and about on the streets providing a visible presence and a better service."

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