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Lib Dem backing for Police Crime Commissioner's David Lloyd G4S decision
Liberal Democrat councillors have backed the Police and Crime Commissioner’s decision not to outsource back office police functions to G4S.
But the group did stress the importance of preserving front line police numbers ahead of the budget discussion at this Thursday’s Police and Crime Panel meeting.
PCC for Hertfordshire, David Lloyd, unveiled plans to remove 136 police officer and staff posts this year but said he would freeze the precept.
Liberal Democrat county councillor, Chris White, said the group was keeping a close eye on the budget.
He added significant savings need to be made – given that Councillor Lloyd appointed himself a deputy – at a cost of £20,000 a year to Herts Police.
“Front line police numbers must not be cut to balance the books, especially when the Crime Commissioner and his deputy are pocketing £95,000 a year in salaries and expenses.”