HUNDREDS of off-duty police officers from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight will march in London tomorrow (Thursday).
The Police Federation of England and Wales has organised the protest to highlight the 'unprecedented attack' on policing by the government.
John Apter, chairman of Hampshire Police Federation, said: "The reality of the cuts to policing is really beginning to bite.
"In the past year alone, we have lost more than 170 police officers across Hampshire and the IW.
"We have seen police stations close their doors to the public and officers and staff numbers reduced.
"There is only so much you can take before the police service becomes unsustainable. The government need to be realistic about the outcome of severe cuts to policing; we cannot afford to compromise on public safety."
The police budget has been slashed by 20 per cent and officers fear this will result in a poorer service for communities.
The march will start at Millbank at noon passing the Home Office, Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square and will end at Waterloo Place.