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Authority approves more police officers
5:50pm Friday 27th July 2012 in News
A PLAN to increase police officer recruiting in Cheshire this year has been approved by the Police Authority.
Seventy five new officers will be recruited, instead of the 47 originally planned.
Allowing for retirements, the overall number of officers in April 2013 will rise to 1993 – an increase of three on the figure at April this year.
Peter Nurse, chairman of the authority’s finance committee, said: “Over the longer term, we still have to reduce officer numbers as part of the measures to meet savings targets set by the Government.
“We envisage that police officer numbers will fall to around 1,915 by April 2015.
“That reduction will still be achieved if the number of officers recruited from 2013 to 2015 is restricted to thirty three.”