Another 45 people could lose their jobs as the cash-strapped police force centralises backroom staff into business hubs.
The announcement brings the total number of police job cuts this year to about 170.
Police director of change Brendan Keys said yesterday it was anticipated 35 to 45 jobs would be cut after a review of the human resources and finance departments that began in June.
Staff were told of the decision late last month. It is understood staff from Police National Headquarters in Wellington are among those to lose their jobs.
The cuts come after Commissioner Peter Marshall announced in May that up to 125 support staff positions would be axed.
Mr Keys said police were trying to find positions for staff within the new structure.
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