Cuts of £2.8 million to local policing in Nottinghamshire will be made in the year 2015-16, leading to the loss of 72 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) across the county - almost a quarter of the current PCSO workforce.
The cuts have been strongly opposed by UNISON, who is urging Paddy Tipping, the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to reconsider his decision. The union says the cuts will have a "devastating effect on the vital community policing in which PCSOs play such an integral role".
UNISON is the largest public sector union and represents approximately 200 PCSOs in Nottinghamshire.
Paddy Tipping, Nottinghamshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, is taking to the streets of his patch this week.
He will be walking the beat in Harworth as part of his fact finding tour of policing in the county.
Two of the East Midland's newly elected police and crime commissioners say they are willing to take on the government over cuts to police budgets.
Derbyshire's Alan Charles and Nottinghamshire's Paddy Tipping will be meeting the Home Secretary today along with the other commissioners.