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Call for police funding for Cumbria to be increased

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner is again calling on the government to increase police funding, ahead of the Conservative party conference next week.

Peter McCall has been in talks with policing ministers after the Home Office announced it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money would have to come from local police budgets.

Crime Commissioner criticises government over police pay

Cumbria's Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner is criticising the government about police pay. The Home Office announced last week it was lifting the pay cap for police officers, but the extra money to pay for the rise would have to come from local police budgets.

The government says forces have the reserves to pay for the increase but Peter McCall says that will put other projects at risk:

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