Collaboration

Collaboration Programme

 

Working with other police forces can bring enormous benefits, such as increased resilience and economies of scale. In the context of the significant financial challenges that the Constabulary is currently facing, collaborative working is seen as a key option to achieving savings.


Hertfordshire Constabulary is continuing to develop opportunities to collaborate effectively with Bedfordshire and, more recently, Cambridgeshire Constabulary has joined us to form a three-force Strategic Policing Alliance that will explore options for further joint initiatives.

To date the following joint units have been established:

 

  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Dog Unit – April 2009
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Civil Contingencies & Public Order Planning Unit – September 2009
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Police Pensions Payroll & Administration Unit – November 2010
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire ICT Department – December 2010
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Firearms Licensing Unit – March 2011
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit – April 2011
  • Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Graphic Design & Print Unit – April 2011
  • Procurement Department for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire – April 2011
  • Professional Standards Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire - January 2012
  • Scientific Services Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire – April 2012
  • Armed Policing Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire – April 2012
  • Major Crime Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Hertfordshire, April 2012
  • Counter Terrorism & Domestic Extremism Unit for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire – November 2012

A dedicated joint programme team continues to explore opportunities for further collaborative work, predominantly between Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, building on these recent successes. The team comprises officers and staff from all three forces.


The Constabulary is also actively pursuing opportunities to collaborate with its statutory partners and a new Community Safety Unit in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council was recently opened.

 

The Constabulary also collaborates with its statutory partners and has a Community Safety Unit in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council.


David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, added:


Quote (Open)Not all services are suitable for collaboration, for example neighbourhood policing must retain its very local focus.


"However, we will explore all other options to develop joint services with Bedfordshire Police and other forces and partners, both locally and across the country. The financial challenge is imminent so it will be important that work on further collaboration is developed with all urgency.

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Download Adobe PDF Document Please click here to see the Eastern Region Collaboration Strategy

 

Download Adobe PDF Document Please click here to see the Strategic Policing Alliance Framework Agreement