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Police Chiefs in Cumbria say cuts to officer numbers are inevitable.
Bosses say they are looking at ways to make savings of more than £10million pounds over the next four years. The force has already had to make cuts of more than £14million and Chiefs say they have no option but to look at cutting jobs.
Jerry Graham, Cumbria's new Chief Constable, has said that the police will need to make further savings of £10.4million by 2017 to 2018.
Cumbria Constabulary have already saved £16million by changing the way the force works. Despite having to make cuts, Jerry Graham is still committed to providing the 'best possible policing service':
The areas that are currently being reviewed are:
- Shift patterns
- Neighbourhood Policing Team structure
- Community safety delivery
- Role definition and deployment of PCSOs
- Command and control
- Criminal justice
- Administration across the force
- Front counters