Leicestershire Police's Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister tells Capital it's no wonder the force 'requires improvement' in report, if resources are stretched.
The police watchdog says it's raising a "red flag" against the state of policing following a damning new report.
The H-M-I-C says a shortage of detectives and investigators amounts to a "national crisis".
Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire's forces were rated as needed improvement.
Leicestershire's Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister says budget cuts of £38 million since 2009 has had a big impact on resources.
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