The Home Secretary has told the annual Police Federation conference that they need to stop scaremongering over their complaints about spending cuts.
In a speech, Theresa May said: "For your sake and the thousands of police officers that work so hard each day, this crying wolf has to stop."
She also said that more savings would have to be made in police budgets, saying reform "needs to go much deeper".
Pointing to the Independent Crime Survey, she added that crime had fallen by as much as 25% in England and Wales, despite the cuts already made.
Her comments met with frosty reception on Twitter, with many officers criticising her words.
Home Sec- Police reform is working but we must reform further. More savings will have to be made #polfed15
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