Humberside Police reorganises set-up

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Published: Thursday 16th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Humberside Police said its decision to scrap separate divisions will help better concentrate its resources to cope with peak periods.

The move is among cost-cutting measures designed to save the force £31 million over the next four years.

The new “one force” plan means officers can be assigned anywhere in the region instead of confined to rigid geographical areas.

Shift patterns have also been changed in a bid to ensure there are sufficient on-duty personnel to deal with the volume of 999 calls.

Matthew Grove’s changes should see Humberside Police better equipped to police its area during peak times, said Justine Curran, the Chief Constable.

The switch from Mr Grove, the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner, was called a true “step forward” by Chief Con Curran. She said that people in the region will now have locally-based community detectives as well as CSOs and community officers.

But the changes might not stop there. Humberside is also considering the savings which could be made by splitting services with its neighbouring South Yorkshire force.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Thursday 16th April 2015 by The News Editor

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