15 January 2015
Crime Commissioner candidate pledges to ‘draw line’ under falling police numbers in Nottinghamshire
[…] He added that he would divert many administration tasks currently carried out by police officers to civilian staff, and save cash by reducing what the force is spending year-on-year on things like translation services.
The constabulary currently spends an average of £400,000 per year on freelance or agency interpreters, which Mr Harper said could be reduced dramatically by employing language specialists directly.
He added that expertise, such as interpreters, could also be shared around different constabularies in the region to offer a further financial saving. […]