Nottinghamshire Police faces cuts of £23.5m in real terms over the next two years alone, according to House of Commons Library analysis of Government funding for the police.
In 2011/11, funding will be cut by 7.5 per cent in real terms or £11.3m
In 2012/13, funding will be cut by 8.7 per cent in real terms or £12.2m
And over the four years of the government’s Spending Review police forces will see their funding cut by around 20 per cent in real terms.
Lilian Greenwood said:
“The Tories and Lib Dems have failed to protect policing and the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour. These are reckless cuts which will hit our area hard.
“By imposing cuts of this speed and scale the government has put Nottinghamshire Police in an impossible position. The Home Secretary has ignored warnings that this could mean around 20,000 fewer police officers across the country.
“I am very concerned about what these cuts will mean for police officer and PCSO numbers in our area. They will undermine all the progress we have made to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in our city.