Since 2001 drastic cuts encouraged by Sir Tom Windsor and his radical reforms have seen Police Officers reduced by 17 thousand.
Forces are still being forced to cut more Officers and Police Staff as they face further budget cuts.
Doing more with less – 17,000 less Police in Officers in fact & nearly 40,000 less support staff – & yet more to be lost #CrimeConf2015.
— 4Policing.com (@4Policing) January 29, 2015
The number of cops in England and wales is at its lowest level since September 2001.
In September 2014 there were 127,075 police officers across the 43 home office forces, a drop of 1,295 from the pervious year.
Police Staff have also fallen to 63,678 in 2014 a fall of 1,023 from the pervious year.
Police Community Support Officers are currently at 12,768 a 785 fall from the pervious year.
— Police Inspectors (@PoliceInspForum) January 29, 2015