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(From Belfast Telegraph)
Byline: Noel McAdam, Political Correspondent
THE Chief Constable today admitted there was a shortage of staff "at the frontline" to provide policing cover across Northern Ireland.
The admission came as a detailed action plan to tackle the province's policing crisis was being unveiled by Hugh Orde.
The Policing Board was meeting to consider his wide-ranging raft of proposals, including new recruitment for the part-time reserve and a drive against high sickness levels.
In a report obtained by the Belfast Telegraph, Mr Orde warned: "Within the Police Service, the current deployment of resources means that …