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Cornish Police Resources Could Be Shared With Dorset

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7:18am 20th December 2013

Police in Cornwall could wind up sharing resources with officers in Dorset.

The two forces are stopping short of a merger, but say they have to do something to save millions.

A report into how that could work will take six months to put together.

Senior officers are referring to the move as a "strategic alliance" but there is no word yet on whether it would lead to the loss of civilian back office roles.Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Tony Hogg said: “I have always said that collaboration is a key element to maintaining effective policing. There is a financial imperative to provide a continued policing service despite reducing funding, which means that we have to look at new ways to deliver our services.  We are not content to see further reductions in the service we provide to our communities in order to make budget cuts and we share a desire to invest in our capability despite challenging budgets.”

Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police, Shaun Sawyer said: “I fully understand that some officers and staff may feel unsettled by this announcement, however, I strongly feel this is the right thing for us to explore.  We all have a duty to provide the very best service we can to our communities.

"The two forces share similar geography, history and values, with a mix of urban, rural and coastal communities. I believe that by working closely with our colleagues in Dorset, we have the opportunity to preserve the local policing that both our communities enjoy and demand.

"This is the opportunity to keep those officer numbers up as best we can by looking at the bigger budget, rather than sucking resources out of Cornwall it's actually trying to keep as many resources as we can in Cornwall."

By law the two forces are not allowed to merge entirely and must remain as two separate organisations.

7:18am 20th December 2013

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