‘Police forces spend tens of millions on public relations each year, with the Met alone employing over 100 ‘communications’ staff and an operating budget of over £10 million, documents released under Freedom of Information (FoI) show.
The investigation, carried out by the Press Gazette, has revealed there are 775 PR staff working across 38 national police forces. Over 200 kids with mental health problems locked up by police Besides the 38 forces that responded, a further four ignored the request, two claimed to be exempt from answering and one did not address the question.
The overall figures involved are calculated to be in the region of £36 million per year.’
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