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As many as 60,000 police offers could lose their jobs due to government spending cuts, an expert has warned today.
The figure represents the worst-case scenario after the Treasury told departments to prepare for cuts of 40 per cent, according to research carried out by a former chief constable.
Cuts to the police force could be as high as 40 per cent, but are predicted to be around 25 per cent, former chief constable of Gloucestershire Dr Tim Brain warned.
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Originally posted by pajoly
...And this is bad, why? 60k less police? I figure that means at least 20k less thugs with guns and the color of law. We are way over policed in this country. If your local cop has time to sit on the side of the road trapping speeders, that is at least one too many cops apparently needed to keep the peace.