The Waterboys: The Whole of the MooniTunesAmazon

ON AIR SIMON ROWE

Half of all Norfolk PCSOs could lose their jobs.

Half of all Norfolk PCSOs could lose their jobs.

Published by KLFM
4:11pm 24th June 2014. (Updated at 4:14pm 24th June 2014)

350 jobs are set to go at Norfolk Police in what is being described as the most significant review of policing in the county in a generation.

Around £20million needs to be saved by 2018, and it means nearly half of all PCSO's will go.

Paul Ridgway is the chairman of Norfolk's Police Federation:

"I know through speaking to the Chief Constable that he is extremely frustrated in having to make these cuts but moving forward these are stark cuts and I think they will have a devastating effect on the way policing is done."

In a statement from the Chief Constable Simon Bailey said:

"As Chief Constable, it falls upon me to make some very difficult decisions about how our ever diminishing funds are best used to most benefit local communities,” he said.

"These are substantial cuts and mean - despite a huge amount of work already undertaken - that bold steps have to be taken to shield frontline resources as far as possible.

"My priority will always be to preserve our capability to provide an effective 24/7 emergency response, prevent and detect crime and protect the public from harm. Our plans will safeguard both these core functions and our commitment to neighbourhood policing.

"However, the scale of the deficit is such that this cannot be achieved without further reducing our workforce - including some frontline posts. This is the harsh reality but I will be doing everything I can to minimise the impact on both the service we deliver and on my staff.”

Newer article

Man Dies after Industrial Accident

KLFM News: He fell into a grain silo this morning in the village of Fincham.

Older article

Norfolk's Police and Crime Commissioner To Step Aside

KLFM News: An investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission has been launched after the expenses row in November.

Top articles

King's Lynn Classic Car Day returns

KLFM News: It's happening in the Tuesday Market Place from 10am-4pm

Meghan's birthday tribute to Harry: 'You are the best husband and most amazing dad to our son'

UK News: The Duchess of Sussex has left a gushing message on Instagram, paying tribute to her husband Prince Harry on his 35th birthday.

China bans drones and pigeons in Beijing ahead of 70th anniversary

World News: Drones and pigeons have been banned from central Beijing as China prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule.

Liam Gallagher to invite brother Noel to wedding - on mum's orders

Showbiz: Liam Gallagher will invite his brother to his wedding because their mother told him to, the star has said. 

Stuart Broad gets David Warner for seventh time in Ashes series as Australia stutter in 399 chase

Sport: Stuart Broad dismissed David Warner for the seventh time in the series as England reduced Australia to 68-3 at lunch in their bid for a series-tying draw on day four of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.

More support for those affected by suicide

KLFM News: NSFT has appointed a new family liaison officer

Watch over Norfolk's children

KLFM News: Leading charity calls for government action to protect children from online abuse

Top tips for a stress-free visit to the vets

Lifestyle: It needn't be stressful! With some careful preparation, heading to the vet can be stress-free for everyone involved.

Road shut off in Shouldham Thorpe

KLFM News: It's due to a two car collision

The King rules again for the 16th time!

On This Day: Listen back to 'The Wonder Of You'