Back in 2015, Cumbria’s Chief Constable Jerry Graham spoke out against proposals for further cuts which would leave policing in Cumbria “unrecognisable”.
The article in 2015 continued: If these cuts were to be finalised Cumbria would lose the highest proportion of our budget out of all the forces in England and Wales.
The cuts would mean the end of policing in Cumbria as we know it, and would result in “serious degrading of policing for the county”.
In this video he outlines his concerns, and asks the public if they value their police service to do something about it by joining in the conversation on social media at #PolicingCumbria
Details on budget figures and a quote from the Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes can be found here: http://www.cumbria-pcc.gov.uk/news/police-funding.aspx
The above post was forwarded to me recently by my friend and former police colleague, Cliff Heaney, who very understandably asks: What next?
The situation, in terms of future law and order on the streets and in the countryside of England and Wales, cannot be good.
1 June 2017