More Derbyshire Police Cuts

28 January 2015, 17:05

Derbyshire Police tell Capital they need to save £26 million over the next five years.

The force says job will be lost but does hope to save some roles, by reducing the number of buildings it uses at the moment.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: 

'This is the fifth budget to be set during the years of austerity and savings are becoming even harder to achieve.'

Public Confidence Up

Despite the reductions in the police budge,t public confidence in the force rose to 77 per cent in 2014 from 63 per cent in 2008.

Mr Creedon told Capital:

'We realise that some members of the public will be disappointed that their local police station or office, enquiry office or front desk will close. We have to compare the costs of them remaining open to the benefit they provide to people who use them and found that this is the best plan available to us.

'The important thing to remember is that police officers will be on patrol even if their local base has closed.'

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