Police forces and the Home Office spent an astonishing £7,290,331 on wages for full and part-time officials last year.
They include staff working for the shambolic UK Border Agency, the Identity and Passport Service and even the Criminal Records Bureau.
If the taxpayer stopped funding the perk, the money saved could put more than 300 extra policemen on the streets.
It comes at a time of strained relations between the Government and the police, who are objecting to cuts in their funding, and been criticised over handling of the riots and looting earlier this month.
Police have claimed they will be left with 16,000 fewer officers because of a shortage of funding.
Yet according to Freedom of Information requests by Tory MP Dominic Raab, they are forking out £4,801,817 on paying for union activities.
The reason we NEED full time reps is because we are somewhat abused by the SMT. We are forced into unpopular postings, bullied like any other worker in our country…
We are also subject of complex discipline codes… and often face hostility from members of the public when we are trying to do our jobs…
We need them more, than say, government expenses….