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Number of police officers plummets
11:14am Monday 4th February 2013 in News
POLICE officer numbers are at their lowest for more than a decade.
More than 4,000 officer posts have been lost in the past 12 months.
It means there are now about 132,000 officers in England and Wales.
Numbers in Essex will be down more than 350 by next year and more cuts are possible.
Essex Police currently has to cut its costs by £42million by 2015.