‘Unique’ collaboration between East Midlands police forces is praised by chancellor

Chancellor George Osborne
Chancellor George Osborne
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The collaboration between the five East Midlands police forces has been praised as “unique” and “a model for all others to follow” by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The Rt Hon George Osborne made his comments during a recent visit to Nottinghamshire Police’s headquarters and the headquarters of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit.

He said he was impressed with the work being done in partnership between Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Police to combat crime, keep communities safe and provide value for money.

The meeting touched on the further opportunities that technology provides to help the police enhance services to the public and there was also discussion about the proposed strategic alliance between Northamptonshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire and how this could deliver further savings, reinvestment in frontline services and a modernised approach to public contact services.