Police needs to save £19m over three years

Cambridgeshire Constabulary.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Cambridgeshire police has warned that it needs to find £19 million of savings over the next four years.

The force is waiting to hear from the Government how much funding it will receive next year and has already found £13 million of savings between April 2013 and March 2016, but more are needed.

Police and crime commissioner Sir Graham Bright and the force met last week when it was discussed how new technology is improving efficiency and underused buildings are also under review.

The force is also looking at ongoing collaboration with Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire forces by having a fully integrated public contact service.

Sir Graham said the force is in a good position. He added: “Through careful planning over the last three years and by taking bold decisions, we are in a strong financial position with plans in place to meet the significant challenges ahead.

“Financial reserves mean we can smooth the impact of future funding reductions whilst the savings from collaboration with neighbouring forces are realised.”