12:29pm Thursday 9th February 2012
A VITAL decision is being made today which could have a dramatic effect on policing services in Gloucestershire.
In an unprecendented move Gavin Thomas, Detective Chief Superintendent of Gloucestershire Constabulary, will speak out against the cuts on behalf of the Superintendents Association.
Police Authority members will make a decision, at the public meeting at the Cheltenham Borough Council offices, as to whether to freeze local precept or to raise the policing portion of council tax.
Unison, the Superintendents' Association and the Police Federation have all written to the police authority expressing concerns about the proposal to freeze council tax.
Dect Supt Thomas said: “I intend to reinforce my wish for the Police Authority to make their final decision based on what type of police service the people of Gloucestershire should have and deserve, rather than party politics.”
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