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"Protect Suffolk's frontline policing", says Helen Korfanty

March 29, 2016 12:39 PM

Suffolk police cars respond to an emergency call in Bury St. Edmonds (Martin Pettitt - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdpettitt/3012440687/)

Police stations are closing to the public, the number of PCSOs is being reduced, fewer police officers are to be seen dealing with everyday issues on the street, and there is less direct contact between the Safer Neighbourhood Teams and their communities - all as a result of recent cost-cutting in Suffolk Constabulary.

Helen Korfanty (the Liberal Democrat choice to be Suffolk's new Police & Crime Commissioner) is a staunch defender of community policing. "Our local police work really hard," she says. "But they have been let down by the Conservative Police Commissioner and the Conservatives in government, who have overseen cuts to frontline policing. If elected in May, I will make protecting and investing in frontline policing a top priority."

If you agree that we need to retain an effective neighbourhood police presence in our community, please sign Helen's petition calling for frontline police teams to be protected. You can find the petition on the East of England Liberal Democrats' website at http://eastlibdems.org.uk/en/petition/protect-suffolk-s-frontline-policing.