Police units merge across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 12:50 29 April 2012

Herts Police Logo

Herts Police Logo

Archant

THREE more police departments are now being run as joint units across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in a bid to save £2m a year.

Murder and kidnap investigations, armed response teams and forensic officers are now part of the Strategic Alliance between the three county forces.

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire already share 13 joint departments, but the pressure on budgets has led to the move to include Cambridgeshire too.

The three units join two others established in the last year, the professional standards unit and procurement department.

By 2015, it is anticipated around £20m a year will be saved as further joint operational functions and support services are merged.

The only areas of policing not being considered for joint working are “local policing” 999 call responses, neighbourhood policing, and volume crime investigations.

0 comments

More news stories

11:03

A cancer survivor running the 2017 Virgin London Marathon for Welwyn Hatfield-based charity Willow tied the knot on Cutty Sark before today’s big race.

09:36

A devoted Welwyn Garden City grandfather has organised a family fun day in the town in a bid to transform the life of his disabled toddler grandson.

Yesterday, 08:10

Heritage enthusiasts have called for the visible remnants of Hatfield’s famous aeroplane factory to be protected or at least recorded for posterity before they are obliterated.

Fri, 17:35

The Red Devils will drop in on this year’s Battle Proms concert in Hatfield.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition

Local business directory

Hertfordshire's trusted business finder

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards