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Hampshire police 

Location: UK » South East » SO

Hampshire Constabulary plans to axe 1,400 posts - 20 percent of its workforce - including police officers.

The force is reducing its budget by £70m (25 percent) between 2011 and 2015. The job losses will see redundancies, positions left unfilled, redeployments and voluntary redundancies.

The force, which employs about 6,700 staff, also plans to share and sell buildings and increase collaboration with other forces, especially Thames Valley.

It has already approved plans to scrap its spotter plane and instead share two helicopters with the Sussex and Surrey forces. Plans for a new headquarters were put on hold amid the government cuts.

The plan would see the force restructured with locally-based PCSOs, police officers, special constables and police staff working to a local policing area based around council boundaries.

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