Police Commissioner welcomes report into South Yorkshire Police finances

Shaun Wright
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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has welcomed the findings of an inspection of the county’s police force finances.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary examined the way South Yorkshire Police is making savings following Government budget cuts.

It found that the force is ‘on track’ to meet its ‘challenge’ of saving £49 million.

Commissioner Shaun Wright said: “The challenges put to South Yorkshire Police have at times felt impossible to achieve but we have approached those challenges with creativity and imagination believing that nothing is ‘off the table’ until it has been thoroughly explored.

“Operation Diamond continues to review all departments and services across the force to identify potential savings and better value for money whilst maintaining the number of officers on the front line and increasing the number of special constables.

“Whilst I am pleased with the findings, I remain committed to ensuring the force continues to progress in this direction and local people continue to receive the service they are entitled to.”

The force must save £12.9 million in 2014-15 and £13.5 million in 2015-16.