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3:26pm 22nd April 2014
(Updated 3:26pm 22nd April 2014)

The thin blue line is getting even thinner in Cornwall and Devon.

Almost 100 police officers are being cut.

The force has already lost 400 since 2011.

Now the Devon and Cornwall Police Crime Commissioner has confirmed that another 80 will go over the next four years.

That is being blamed on government cuts but Tony Hogg is pledging to keep numbers above 3000.

Andrew White is the Chief Executive of his office. He told Pirate FM: "I can understand why people are worried and if we could have four thousand police officers instead of three thousand we would have it in a shot, but we can't."

He added that the force will counteract losing officers by working smarter: "You might see services change - but we think they'll change in a planned and measured way and people will still receive a good strong service from Devon and Cornwall Police.

"I ask people to base their views on what happens when they need police officers. When they call 999 they will be answered quickly and there will be a quick response. That's what people will base their views on rather than a concern that hasn't materialised."


 

3:26pm 22nd April 2014

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