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5:57pm 17th February 2012
(Updated 5:57pm 17th February 2012)

Cornwall and Devon are told hiking the share of council tax that pays for our policing will keep a limit on the cuts.

Devon and Cornwall Police Authority has voted for a 2% rise.

700 officers are already going.

There were fears backing a freeze would see dozens more axed.

But Chairman Mike Bull says the scale of government cuts mean SOME extra losses are inevitable: "We've got the smallest proportion of our budget spent on back-office services of any other force in the country so it's that much harder to take anything out of the back-office services, so we are particularly hard-hit.

"The important message for people in communities is that the cuts are less than they would otherwise have had to have been.

"We know from what the public tell us that seeing police officers in local communities, visible and contributing at the neighbourhood level is what's really important to them".

5:57pm 17th February 2012

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