November 2, 2018 4.06 pm This story is over 60 months old

Police staff told jobs will be cut in new year

More job cuts could follow without a bigger police budget

Lincolnshire Police have revealed that they are cutting more staff members as a result of budget cuts.

Chief Superintendent Paul Timmins tweeted earlier today that their “roles will not be viable in the new year” and that it was a “sad day.”

When questioned about the move, he said that he cannot give out any more information but it was three police staff roles they “can no longer afford.”

This comes after the force warned of “tough choices ahead” if they could not secure more funding in the next two years.

A report revealed in September how 113 police officers and 30 staff could lose their jobs as a result of increasing pressures.

The force has already been forced to cut 145 police officers in the past decade.

He made the announcement on his Twitter page. Photo: Lincolnshire Police

Bill Skelly, Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, told The Lincolnite when the report was released: “Most of the cuts will be felt hardest in our local communities where they currently have contact with their neighbourhood teams.

“Not only will we miss the connection that local neighbourhoods have with their communities, but we’ll also lose that connection with information and intelligence that helps keep them safe.”

Lincolnshire Police currently receives £128 million in central government funding each year.

The force will need to make further savings of nearly £7 million between now and the financial year 2021-2022 if it is not given any more money from central government.