The Taxpayers’ Alliance have an active North East branch that has been nosing around the local police forces to see what they are spending on their in-house comms teams. Follow link.
It looks like Durham, Cleveland and Northumbria all have 4-5 people doing press and publicity at a cost of around £100K per annum per force.
I guess that the Chief Constables want to tell everyone how great their forces are. Maybe they should concentrate on being great rather than saying they are great.