Police 3000 officers short

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Police forces in England and Wales are dramatically short of officers, according to new findings.The survey for BBC Radio 5 Live revealed a shortfall of 3,000. Thirty-eight of the 43 forces were short of officers by a combined total of 970 officers, with the other 2,100 vacancies caused by officers on long term sick leave, and delays caused in officer recruitment.The Home Office has pledged cash for 5,000 extra officers over the next three years.

Police forces in England and Wales are dramatically short of officers, according to new findings.The survey for BBC Radio 5 Live revealed a shortfall of 3,000. Thirty-eight of the 43 forces were short of officers by a combined total of 970 officers, with the other 2,100 vacancies caused by officers on long term sick leave, and delays caused in officer recruitment.The Home Office has pledged cash for 5,000 extra officers over the next three years.

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