Proposal to merge Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police
Please take the time to read the message below and involve yourselves in the survey, this is an opportunity for members of the public to have an input into the future shape of policing in our region.
The chief constables of Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police have been progressing with the proposal to merge the 2 forces since the announcement was made last September.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez (Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly) and Martyn Underhill (Dorset) have launched a public survey to know what the public think of the plans for a merger of the 2 forces.
Full details and survey here: http://wwwfuturepolicing.co.uk/
In a joint statement Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer (Devon and Cornwall) and James Vaughan (Dorset) said “The merger is set in the context of an ever increasing local, national and international demand on policing which requires investment and new approaches. This in addition to the increasing financial challenges which the PCCs are actively seeking to address is amongst some of the arguments in favour of a merger.
We believe the proposed merger is also the right thing to do, not only for our communities but also in respect of the wider South West landscape and our workforce who are actively managing those increasing demands on a daily basis.
The survey is open until 27th August 2018