North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has been criticised for spending more than £10,000 on branding when her force needs to find savings of £16m.
"It is a real disappointment that the Federation didn’t come to talk to me before making a comment on this issue. Our last meeting was very constructive and I know they welcomed my and the Chief Constable’s recent commitment to maintaining police officer numbers in North Yorkshire.
"The budget for my office is completely separate from that of North Yorkshire Police, and I continue to cost markedly less than the old Police Authority. However, on taking office, I had to put in place the basics of doing business, which included branding, templates and other practical items. Over time these will save money and resources as we are now pretty much self-sufficient."
More top news
Showers dying out overnight. Dry and often sunny on Sunday.
The family of a teenager who died from an undiagnosed heart condition is helping to save the lives of dozens of other young people.
Protesters hoping to stop Huddersfield Royal Infirmary's A&E from closing staged a 15 mile walk to raise awareness of their campaign.