West Yorkshire Police in its efforts to cut spending have just spent £40,000 each on 7 vehicles for its command team. Top cops in West Yorkshire are driving a fleet of flash cars – as the force struggles to save £96m.
More than £286,000 has been spent on top-of-the range models for the six members of the West Yorkshire Police command team and its counter-terrorism chief – at an average of over £40,000 per car. The motors include a luxury Jaguar XF, two BMW X5s, a BMW 535, two Audis and a Lexus 450H.
Not bad business being a top copper but surely the men don't begrudge the brass their nice new motors?
The news, which comes as the force seeks to slash £96m from its budget and cut up to 2,000 jobs by 2015, has been met with outrage from frontline police.
So that's a 'no' then!