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Retired police officers brought back on zero-hour contracts

Wed, 07 Oct 2015

Gary Roberts
Gary Roberts

Staffing shortages are causing serious problems within the Island's police force.

Yesterday the Chief Constable Gary Roberts published his annual report which showed more officers than usual have opted to leave.

It's been put down to increased workloads, officers leaving for other forces and in some instances because the job is too difficult. 

Budget cuts mean new recruits are only sought as and when they're needed, leaving a nine month gap as they receive the required training.

In the Financial Crime Unit retired officers have had to be brought back in on costly zero-hour contracts:

 

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