Dorset Police making ‘good’ progress to meet savings target of £23.2m

Dorset Police making ‘good’ progress to meet savings target of £23.2m

Dorset Police making ‘good’ progress to meet savings target of £23.2m

First published in News

DORSET Police is on course to meet its savings target of £23.2 million by March next year.

The force has received a rating of Good from government inspectors checking on its progress.

In October 2010, the government announced that central funding to police forces in England and Wales should be cut by a fifth.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has recently checked on all forces to make sure they are on course to hit their targets.

Cuts in Dorset have required a 19 per cent reduction in officers and a 20 per cent cut in the total workforce.

HMIC said it will be difficult for the force to continue to make cuts after next year and has encouraged closer links with other forces and organisations.

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12:52pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Teddy 1 says...

In the name of transparency then why are they not saying where the cuts exactly are being made...what are they not doing now that they were doing before the cuts were made and has crime increased and safety suffered. I would say yes as we read more and more about burglaries, accidents on the roads and serious assaults....and armed robberies. Can they explain?

Am surprised they are rated as good as "good"
In the name of transparency then why are they not saying where the cuts exactly are being made...what are they not doing now that they were doing before the cuts were made and has crime increased and safety suffered. I would say yes as we read more and more about burglaries, accidents on the roads and serious assaults....and armed robberies. Can they explain? Am surprised they are rated as good as "good" Teddy 1
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Townee says...

Just Like all government departments cut the staff and claim there is a saving, never mind the fact that things don't get done and services are cut as long as the meet their targets.
Just Like all government departments cut the staff and claim there is a saving, never mind the fact that things don't get done and services are cut as long as the meet their targets. Townee
  • Score: 2

1:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

keith milton says...

probably saved millions by not going after paedophiles in the establishment,judici
ary and hierarchy.
probably saved millions by not going after paedophiles in the establishment,judici ary and hierarchy. keith milton
  • Score: 0

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