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Report Doesn't Address "Challenges" Faced by Dorset Police

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7:44am 30th July 2013
(Updated 8:07am 30th July 2013)

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset's given his reaction to a report into Dorset Police's response to financial cutbacks.

The force is on course to make savings of 22 point 5 million pounds by 2015.

The report's been carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.

It praises Dorset Police for reducing costs while continuing to fight crime - but says there've been a significant reduction in police officers and staff.

PCC Martyn Underhill argues they remain committed to recruit more Police and will look at realising more officers to the front line.

He says the report fails to acknowledge the huge funding challenges face by Dorset more than other forces though it does recognise Dorset's seen a smaller reduction in PCSO's than in other forces.

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