Warwickshire Police will use all its resources to reduce death, injury, loss and distress.
We will focus our effort against those who cause the most harm and on areas of the county most affected by crime and disorder. With communities and partners we will deliver the maximum protection possible and work to increase public trust and confidence.
In June, Warwickshire Police Authority agreed that policing services across Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire are to be delivered more efficiently and effectively in the future following the agreement of a strategic alliance with West Mercia Police Authority.
Both West Mercia and Warwickshire Police Authorities unanimously accepted the professional recommendations of Warwickshire Chief Constable Keith Bristow and West Mercia Chief Constable David Shaw to deliver all policing services across both force areas.
A Strategic Alliance will enable both forces to meet the challenge of reducing policing budgets and provide greater operational and organisational resilience.
Both forces will retain Chief Constables who remain accountable to their Police Authorities for delivery of policing. Force identities will also be retained within an alliance and both forces and authorities are keen to stress that local policing priorities agreed with local communities and partners will continue to be addressed. Both forces will retain their separate governance and accountability arrangements (through their Police Authorities), policing budgets, assets and financial accounting arrangements, including independent financial advice.
Information about the strategic alliance will be published on the Warwickshire Police News and Information website onlinenews.warwickshire.police.uk. Use the search facility on Online News, using
Strategic Alliance to find the latest information. Details will also be published on the Police Authority website www.warwickshirepa.gov.uk.
Protecting people means reducing harm
We all work for the communities of Warwickshire. Together we will live our vision and values. We will: