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Will Theresa May the Home Secretary follow suit?

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OneFootInTheGrave

OneFootInTheGrave Report 31 Mar 2013 14:23

The Chief Constable of Scotland's new national police service has suggested that the merger of forces could be emulated in England and Wales.

Steve House told the BBC it was unsustainable to maintain 43 separate police forces south of the border.

Mr House said: "My personal view is that structural change is inevitable down south."

Eight forces are being combined to form Police Scotland which will take over the country's policing on 1 April.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21980816

Robert

Robert Report 31 Mar 2013 14:35

OneFoot, it is too soon to say whether the Scottish OneForce will be successful. I say give it a full 12 months to see what if any problems arise

KenSE

KenSE Report 31 Mar 2013 20:35

Charles Clarke tried to merge police forces a few years ago but that was abandoned.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2006/jul/13/ukcrime.immigrationpolicy

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 31 Mar 2013 20:55

I cannot see how it can easily happen for a few years. In Wales, we have 4 police authorities and are exactly same as England at present.

But the 4 police commissioners have just been elected for a fixed term and, if the 4 forces were merged in one, which three would be sacked?

No, it will be left alone till after 2015 election and then it is up to the Government we elect (which will be a Coalition of all the talents - Miliband, Galloway and Farage)

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 31 Mar 2013 22:34

OFG. You know how to start some good and interesting threads. :-D :-D

And I seem to be an expert at killing 'em ;-)