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New Chief Constable promises quality policing despite cuts

Kent's new police Chief Constable says the public should have a "lower level of expectation" about his force with 500 fewer police officers following cuts. Alan Pughsley said low level crimes would now be dealt with by phone.

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New Kent police chief - Full interview

Kent's new Chief Constable Alan Pughsley talks to Derek Johnson about the challenges of running a police force which has to find another £20 million in budget savings. The force has already shed 500 staff members in the face of public sector cuts.

We also spoke to people in Maidstone and put their views and concerns directly to Mr Pughsley.

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