The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jacqui Cheer, has insisted that plans to restructure the Cleveland Police force, in order to meet its new budget, will not impact the service provided to the public.
The Chief says that the new measures will reduce the need for more senior officers which will reduce the force's spending.
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