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A statement from PCVC Ron Hogg

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Responding to today’s announcement of the police pay award for 2017-18, Ron Hogg Durham Police, Crime & Victims’ Commissioner said:

“The increase in pay for the police officers who work so hard to keep us safe, often going above and beyond what is required, is to be welcomed. In particular, it gives some recognition of the extraordinary contribution that they continue to make.

“The force will have to consider the budgetary implications of this increase. However, the government needs to be aware that there are already severe pressures on police budgets. The force has lost 400 police officers since 2010 and I have called on the Government to ensure that police funding is adequate to meet the needs of Durham and Darlington.

“This increase only adds to the pressure on local police budgets.”

Posted on Tuesday 12th September 2017
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