Police forces to form Strategic Partnership

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The Humberside and South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables have met to discuss plans to develop their existing collaboration in a bid to meet the financial challenges for both forces.

The Police and Crime Commissioners, Matthew Grove and Dr Alan Billings, agreed to build on their existing working relationships and enter a Strategic Partnership to explore further joint opportunities, allowing both forces to share support services with the aim of protecting front line officers and staff, and keeping community policing local. Both forces have collaborated extensively for many years on a variety of support functions such as IT and Human Resources, and this work will consider which other areas can be delivered more effectively in a joint arrangement over the next two or three years.