New police chief says less money does not mean easy time for criminals
LESS money in the pot does not mean an easy time for criminals this is the stern message from Cambridgeshire’s new Chief Constable, Simon Parr.
LESS money in the pot does not mean an easy time for criminals was the stern message from Cambridgeshire’s new Chief Constable, Simon Parr.
In his first interview since taking control of the force, Mr Parr said despite tough financial challenges ahead the force would remain focused.
“I will not have this organisation focus solely on saving money,” he said. “We have to make sure the public is safe. Just because we have less money does not mean criminals are safe.
“We will use the money and resources we do have to become smarter.
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“I want there to be no hiding place in this constabulary for criminals and I want them to be worried that we are coming for them.”
Mr Parr, 49, who took over from Julie Spence last week, has to help find savings in the face of funding cuts of up to 40 per cent. Over the next four years this could see the constabulary lose �33million.
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