Dorset Police looking at 'strategic alliance' with Devon and Cornwall

Bournemouth Echo: Dorset Police looking at merging with Devon and Cornwall Dorset Police looking at merging with Devon and Cornwall

DORSET Police are looking into the possibility of a 'strategic alliance' with the Devon and Cornwall force, under further cost-cutting measures.

It comes after Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill outlined proposals earlier this week to increase the police precept by 1.95 per cent next year – which equates to a seven pence weekly increase for an average household.

Now, police chiefs claim the move to explore how the two forces can collaborate would have 'no detrimental impact' on services delivered across the three counties.

Dorset PCC Martyn Underhill said 'difficult decisions are having to be made' with both forces facing real challenges achieving further savings.

A joint announcement, issued from the Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police, said: “The two force areas have announced today that a joint project team will be created to explore how the two forces can collaborate effectively across all areas of policing.

“This announcement marks the start of a long process which will consider a number of factors, including how policing services can be maintained to a high standard for the communities within both force areas, at a time when police budgets are reducing.”

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9:17am Fri 20 Dec 13

bsjc1234 says...

What a totally preposterous idea, who ever dreamt up this nonsense, really what do we have in common with the yolcals of Devon and Cornwall? Now if the idea was to merge with Hampshire or even Wiltshire that at least would make some sense, seems someone is being paid too much to come up with silly ideas here?
What a totally preposterous idea, who ever dreamt up this nonsense, really what do we have in common with the yolcals of Devon and Cornwall? Now if the idea was to merge with Hampshire or even Wiltshire that at least would make some sense, seems someone is being paid too much to come up with silly ideas here? bsjc1234

9:28am Fri 20 Dec 13

rayc says...

Better to go the whole hog and disband County Police Forces altogether and form a National one.
Better to go the whole hog and disband County Police Forces altogether and form a National one. rayc

9:31am Fri 20 Dec 13

hooplaa says...

rayc wrote:
Better to go the whole hog and disband County Police Forces altogether and form a National one.
That'll be next...
[quote][p][bold]rayc[/bold] wrote: Better to go the whole hog and disband County Police Forces altogether and form a National one.[/p][/quote]That'll be next... hooplaa

10:11am Fri 20 Dec 13

Gordon Cann says...

The obvious merger needed should be between the Dorset and Wiltshire Police Forces to match the proposed merger of the Fire Service;' the population of Devon and Cornwall exceeds that of Dorset and Wiltshire
The obvious merger needed should be between the Dorset and Wiltshire Police Forces to match the proposed merger of the Fire Service;' the population of Devon and Cornwall exceeds that of Dorset and Wiltshire Gordon Cann

11:41am Fri 20 Dec 13

shytorque says...

bsjc1234 wrote:
What a totally preposterous idea, who ever dreamt up this nonsense, really what do we have in common with the yolcals of Devon and Cornwall? Now if the idea was to merge with Hampshire or even Wiltshire that at least would make some sense, seems someone is being paid too much to come up with silly ideas here?
What's a yolcal?
[quote][p][bold]bsjc1234[/bold] wrote: What a totally preposterous idea, who ever dreamt up this nonsense, really what do we have in common with the yolcals of Devon and Cornwall? Now if the idea was to merge with Hampshire or even Wiltshire that at least would make some sense, seems someone is being paid too much to come up with silly ideas here?[/p][/quote]What's a yolcal? shytorque

1:01pm Fri 20 Dec 13

muscliffman says...

I agree with others, forming closer associations between Dorset Police and Hampshire Police and/or Wiltshire Police does appear far more sensible than linking with those in the West Country.
I agree with others, forming closer associations between Dorset Police and Hampshire Police and/or Wiltshire Police does appear far more sensible than linking with those in the West Country. muscliffman

6:37pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Tictock says...

Go straight for a regional force, the back-office savings would be huge!
Go straight for a regional force, the back-office savings would be huge! Tictock

8:14pm Sat 21 Dec 13

Staynor66 says...

I can think of one benefit of a 'strategic alliance' we can share Police commissioner's and save £120,000...........
..........now which one shall we get rid of
I can think of one benefit of a 'strategic alliance' we can share Police commissioner's and save £120,000........... ..........now which one shall we get rid of Staynor66

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