LETTER: Depleted police force

Another disaster in the making is on its way, to go with the one which leaves us with a severely depleted defence force.

Having decided that almost every town/village in the area must accept the building of hundreds of new houses, the Government now decrees that policing must save 56 million by 2020.

What is the thinking behind such an impossible task and did the conversations go like this , “What shall we do? I know, let’s cover ALL of Sussex not just one patch AND let’s open a “Resolution Centre” manned by cheap untrained staff (better still volunteers) who can tell the general public where to go - that sounds like a plan.”

If on the other hand as stated by our Chief Constable the ‘quality of policing will not change’ it must mean that a lot of staff at present are contributing nothing at all.

Alison Cushing

Granville Road