Devon and Cornwall police force “on cliff edge”

“The Devon and Cornwall Police Federation has written to all MPs in the two counties saying the force is on “a cliff edge”.

Chair Andrew Berry said the problem was twofold.

He said: “The policing budget for our force has reduced by £15m in cash terms since 2010/11 and, during that time, we have lost 975 personnel, including 510 police officers – that is 15% less police officers.” ..”