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Nick Herbert makes statement on police numbers

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Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert made a statement on police numbers.

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Policing and Criminal Justice Minister Nick Herbert said: ‘These reductions in officer numbers are in line with HMIC predictions as a result of necessary savings by forces who are playing their part in reducing the deficit.

‘We inherited a situation where there were some 25,000 officers not on the frontline, so there was plenty of scope for forces to make savings while improving performance, as forces are showing as they continue to drive down crime.’

Published 26 July 2012