County sees largest drop in police officers

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DERBYSHIRE saw the largest fall in police officer numbers in England and Wales last year, official figures show.

The force saw a reduction of 156 officers – a 7.5 per cent fall.

Chief Constable Peter Fahy, of the Association of Chief Police Officers, which produced the report, said it was “not surprising” to see a drop in officer numbers as most police forces had seen significant cuts.

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