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Sir Hugh Orde on 'hard choices' facing police

As many as 40,000 front-line police jobs will be at risk across England and Wales if expected 25% budget cuts go ahead, the Police Federation has said.

The body, which represents English and Welsh police officers, said such a staffing reduction would make policing as it is now "unsustainable".

Elements of the "wide policing mission" will need "to stop" in the face of cuts, Association of Chief Police Officers president Hugh Orde has said.

  • 10 Sep 2010
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