‘Dismay and bewilderment’ at proposed cuts of 72 PCSO jobs from Notts Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy TippingPolice and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping
Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping
Unison PCSO members have expressed ‘dismay and bewilderment’ at proposals to cut 72 PCSO jobs from a workforce of 319 at Notts Police.

The PCSO members met with Police and Crime Commissioner for Notts Police Paddy Tipping last night (Thursday 30th April) to discuss the decision.

UNISON branch secretary, Ash Morley, said: “The mood amongst our police community support officers is dismay and complete bewilderment that their numbers are being cut after being told how invaluable they are to neighbourhood policing.”

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“They were gutted that that all of the progress they have made and the positive impact they have made over the last decade is at serious risk.”

UNISON Notts Police branch said it had received 60,000 hits on their social media sites and 500 signatures to their online petition in the past 24 hours.

The petition is available at http://goo.gl/y30N7b