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    600 West Midlands police officers forced to retire to save money


    More than 600 police officers in the West Midlands are being made to retire over the next three years because their force needs to save £78 million.
    West Midlands Police Authority said up to 630 officers would be affected by its decision to implement regulation A19, which allows officers to be forced into retirement after 30 years' service.
    Enforcing the regulation from the end of March next year will see 273 officers retire. The force anticipates at least another 350 officers retiring in the following two years.
    In a statement, authority chairman Bishop Derek Webley said: "This was a very difficult decision, and one we took with great reluctance.
    Read the entire story at the Birmingham Post.

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