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Police forces in Wales 'should be cut from four to two'

The number of police forces in England and Wales should be cut to save money, says a senior police leader.

Irene Curtis, president of the Police Superintendents' Association, says there are too many chief constables and too many police and crime commissioners.

She claims the current structure - with 43 forces - wastes millions of pounds and hasn't been reformed for 40 years.

David Gethin, a Welsh author and policing analyst, told BBC Radio Wales that the four Welsh forces could be cut to two without any loss of impact on the streets.

  • 08 Sep 2014
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