From the TUC

Cuts Watch #234: Police Jobs in Hampshire

10 Sep 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Twenty-five per cent cuts will reduce Hampshire’s police funding to 1997 levels, and could mean the loss of 1,400 jobs.

Chief Constable Alex Marshall plans discussions with unions representing the civilian staff, SOCOs and officers about cuts that include sharing and selling facilities and increased collaboration with other forces, as well as 20 per cent staff cuts. The Hampshire force has already agreed to share its helicopters with Sussex and Surrey and IT and forensics with the Thames Valley constabulary – with whom a full-scale merger is under consideration.