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That's a figure that's changed quite remarkably in the last 10 or 15 years through a process called workforce modernisation or, in other quarters, civilianisation, where the roles previously undertaken by police officers are now very often undertaken by police staff, 999 call takers, forensic officers, investigators, custody and detention officers. About 40 per cent of the police workforce is now police staff rather than police officers. In some forces actually there is a majority of police staff, but they're very, very small in number.

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