Sussex Police – 1,000 jobs could go in five years

Sussex Police have announced that up to 1000 jobs could go by 2020 as they struggle to meet the funding cuts imposed on them by government.

Figures reveal there will be 700 fewer officers and support staff, with another 300 staff to go from elsewhere in the force.

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UNISON believes that if we want a safe society, we must have a properly funded police service and these cut will reduce the workforce beyond a safe margin. It will also have a huge impact on the health and well-being of members as they struggle with excessive workloads and try hard to continue to serve the local communities.

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It is now absolutely critical to apply pressure on those involved in the process; we need to make sure our elected politicians are fully aware of the consequences of these cuts.