Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

Dorset Police Fed chair says significant funding is needed

POLICE forces should not be have to rely on an increase in council tax precept to meet their funding needs, the chair of Dorset Police Federation has says.

James Dimmack, chair of the Dorset Police Federation, said it was “blatantly obvious” that significant investment was required to “balance the neglect of investment in policing”.

The response from Mr Dimmack came after the government announced an extra £1.1billion for forces in England and Wales to cut crime in 2022/23.

He said the “extra” money did not cover the billions cut from policing during austerity.

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