Drop in criminals facing court as police lack resources to investigate

The number of reported crimes ending with a suspect in court has dropped along with police staff, while the use of volunteers in the police force is on the rise

Cutting Suffolk’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON

Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice […]

Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

No let up in serious crime rise, says UNISON

Responding to official figures released today (Thursday) that show serious crime is still rising, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “The reduction in resources for police forces was bound to have consequences for crime, as these new figures show. “Government cuts to budgets have meant almost a third fewer police community support officers and a […]