The blueprints for the future of some of our police forces were published today. But mixed with the budget cuts was news of police recruitment - and a £1 million fund for organisations that want to cut crime.
Avon and Somerset's new Police and Crime Commissioner will launch her first plan of action for the year ahead today.
Sue Mountstevens will outline her priorities to the public and speak to people on the streets. Her plan will including new details on road safety.
The Mayor of Bristol says he will look again at plans to cut funding to PCSOs.
Following a meeting with Sue Mountstevens, Avon and Somerset Police andCrime Commissioner, he said:
"She has made a strong case today, which I shall carefully reflect on.
I am conscious though that Bristol City Council’s spending on PCSOs is completely out of kilter with other regional capital cities, with Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, and Birmingham City Councils not funding any, and Sheffield currently funding just ten.
These other cities have their PCSOs paid for by the police, not the local authority.
Mr Fergusson suggested making the cuts in a bid to help save £35 million for Bristol City Council and £7 million for Avon and Somerset Police.
The Independent candidate, Sue Mountstevens, has just been appointed Avon and Somerset's first Police and Crime Commissioner. She told our Political Correspondent Bob Constantine that she would fight strenuously any cuts to policing.
She added that her priorities were tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary and violent offences, especially against women and girls.
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