The Chief Constable of Cleveland Police is warning that additional spending cuts will force her staff to grade non-emergency police calls in order of their importance.
The Teesside service has already slashed £15 million from its budget but has since discovered it must make an extra £5 million of enforced savings over the next two years.
It means front line officers are facing redundancy.
Rachel Bullock reports.
More top news
Courtney Boyle, 19, was killed when a suicide bomber detonated explosives in a foyer of Manchester Arena in May.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A North East doctor has made it his mission to help fellow GPs to diagnose skin cancer, with the aim of potentially saving lives.