Speaking at the Police Federation conference in Bournemouth on Wednesday, Mrs Spence said: "We do wonder what is going to happen as the credit crunch starts to bite. We have already seen [claims that] 'people are taking our jobs'.Hmm, a little controversial. But there's more:
"What does the future hold? We have to be very alive and alert to that as police officers if we want to live in cohesive communities."
The police chief claimed that "poor" Government figures on migrant numbers could not be trusted.Ouch! No promotion for you, Julie...
Ministers had underestimated the number of Eastern Europeans in the UK by up to two thirds, she said, adding that her own research suggested there were as many as 1.4 million living in Britain.
According to official statistics published this week, 845,000 Eastern European migrants have applied for the Worker Registration Scheme.
Mrs Spence told delegates at the Bournemouth conference that reports that some migrants were returning home were wrong. She gave a series of examples of new problems faced by her officers as a result of the growing migrant population.