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GMP Federation

“She decimated the Police Service to near breaking point - officers will shed no tears at her departure.”

24 May 2019

“She decimated the Police Service to near breaking point - officers will shed no tears at her departure.”

Theresa May's Legacy. When she became Home Secretary in 2010 there were 143,734 police officers in England and Wales. As she exits as PM there are now 122,395. 21,339 fewer.

There are also 15,894 fewer members of police staff.

#CutsHaveConsequences

GMP Federation Chairman Stu Berry said: “I feel that I cannot varnish my words following Theresa May’s decision to leave office. During her time as Home Secretary she decimated the Police Service to near breaking point and significantly reduced the service we provide to the public.

“Her accusations of ‘crying wolf’ were indicative of a person that could not and would not listen to voice of reason from within the Police Federation and Chief Constables throughout England and Wales.

“Her legacy is one of misery for thousands of people. This country a less safer place due to her ideology as serious crime statistics soar in every major town and city in this country. Our members and the Public we serve will continue to suffer the consequences of her dogma for decades to come.

“The emotion that she exhibited today were tears for her own self-made demise. It is a shame that she did not have similar empathy for countless victims of crime that could have been avoided. Police officers will shed no tears at her departure.”

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