Have they though?? They may have reduced the starting salary but they have also removed some of the promotion rungs enabling officers to gain higher salaries earlier. Also, It seems the majority of 'new' officers are coming from PCSO/Specials who will sidestep this starting salary as serving members of the force. For me, they deserve every penny they get.
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