Jobs cuts within Thames Valley police force

Thames Valley Police
Thames Valley Police

AROUND 800 jobs could soon be cut across the whole of the Thames Valley Police force.

A report, released by the Thames Valley Police Authority, showed that to reach the identified saving of £47.191 million it would need to reduce the police officer posts by 297 and the police staff posts by 556.

The savings of staff and officers from the initiatives have been costed at half year rates to allow for flexibility. However, due to the freeze on recruitment around 86 officer posts can be realised at full year cost in 2011 and 2012.

So far it is unknown how this would affect city officers.

A Thames Valley Police spokesman confirmed 800 jobs would be cut across the entire area but said frontline policing would not be affected.