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Public react angrily to police cuts

Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Lord Street Police Station is being closed
Lord Street Police Station is being closed

Major changes to the way the Island is being policed - in order to save government money - have not gone down well with the public.

Officer numbers are being slashed by 11 per cent - down to levels last seen in the mid-1990s - and two police stations are being closed.

Our listeners have been having their say - Jane says it appears public safety isn't a priority for government, while Ruth calls it 'awful', and Donna says politicians should be cut and not policemen.

Aris says it's great news - for criminals - whilst Mike says it's a false economy as having a higher crime rate will impact on government's finances. 

Chief Constable Gary Roberts says he expected there to be a fall out and it's not just the public who are concerned:

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