Cost of the Cops: Manpower and deployment in policing

Monday, 05 September 2011

Cost of the Cops: Manpower and deployment in policing

Synopsis

Since 2001 police funding has surged by a quarter in real terms but this investment has not transformed police performance. Taxpayers have spent at least £500m since 2006 in extra employment costs for over 7,000 police officers who have a uniform, but who are hidden away in back offices rather than policing. Cost of the Cops shows how the police can increase numbers of officers on front line duties at a time of when the police budget is shrinking.

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