The South Australian Government said a request from police for extra funding in the next budget for recruitment was just one of many budget bids it would have to consider.

Police have asked for more money to help recruit another 25 officers for neighbourhood policing teams.

A confidential budget bid revealed to the ABC says the recruitment would cost almost $3 million.

SA Police Minister Michael O'Brien said there was no guarantee the positions could be funded.

"It was a proposition that was being kicked around but it has to go through a process so it may not get there," he said.

"It's now in competition with a whole other range of budget bids."

Opposition police spokesman Stephen Wade said the request from police showed the Government had mismanaged its budget.

"What this document shows is that already police are finding the bite of the budget cuts," he said.

"We know from the Police Commissioner [response] to the Budget and Finance Committee we're losing 71 police this year.

"This show that not only are we losing those 71, they also think it's vital that we employ additional police to deal with key crime prevention target."

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