The Western Mail today reports on a study by Cardiff’s Universities Police Science Institute that says local police services will take the biggest hit from Government cuts to the policing budget.
The report’s author Dr Timothy Brain, who was formerly the Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, challenges claims by the Westminster Government that the cuts can be absorbed in the main by back office efficiency savings with little impact on frontline services.
If this is the case then somebody had better start asking questions of South Wales Police Officers who are telling people a different story.
Councillors in RCT have been reassured that front line services will not be affected by budget savings. So who is right?