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Advertising helps fund our journalism and keep it truly independent.The Essex Police Federation likened it to "moving deckchairs on the Titanic" amid other cuts."Last week my colleague and a police officer gave up trying to get woman looking for man ads into custody to do an interview and went to the client's house where a contemporaneous note interview was done instead."."I also have to ensure that, operating within a reduced budget, we continue to deliver effective policing to all our communities he said.It helps to build our international editorial team, from war correspondents to investigative reporters, commentators to critics.Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh said he was making "carefully considered reductions" to roads and firearms units from September.Cells at, colchester police station were shut last month for improvements to be made.Our appeal comes as the Palmer family, with the support of Crimestoppers, offers a 100,000 reward for information leading to arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Mr Palmers murder.Mr Kavanagh said the public wanted policing delivered locally, but specialist areas would still have "the right level of resourcing".Click the Adblock/Adblock Plus icon, which is to the right of your address bar.UBlock, click the uBlock icon.The former custody suite at Braintree Police is permanently closed and the custody suite in Colchester is expected to remain closed for a number of weeks.
Mark Smith, chairman of the Essex Police Federation, said: "It is like moving deckchairs on the Titanic - it's a movement of officers to cover the fall in numbers.
Image copyright Google Image caption The custody suite in Braintree (l) is permanently shut, the suite in Colchester (centre) is closed for refurbishments and the suite in Chelmsford (r) closed on Tuesday because of buzzer issues.