Police units merge across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire

12:50 29 April 2012

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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.

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