Too many sworn officers are hidden away in back offices. DISGRACEFUL, WHEN IS OMETHING GOING TO BE DONE?Blair Gibbs, head of crime and justice at the think-tank, said: "Too many sworn officers are hidden away in back offices.
"Some forces like Surrey and Suffolk became more efficient by hiring cheaper civilian staff but many did not.
"As a result taxpayers have spent at least £500 million since 2006 in extra employment costs for over 7,000 police officers who have a uniform, but who aren't policing.
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I second that Arthur, hear hear!