Police teams to merge says Sheffield commander

Chief Superintendent David Hartley on patrol in Sheffield

Chief Superintendent David Hartley on patrol in Sheffield

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Policing teams are to be merged across Sheffield as part of attempts to save millions by next year, the city’s top policeman has said.

A review of how local policing is structured is nearing completion, with changes expected to be announced in the next few months.

Ch Supt David Hartley, Sheffield district commander.
Ch Supt David Hartley, Sheffield district commander.

An HMIC report last year raised concerns about the force’s progress in making £49.3 million of cuts between 2010 and 2015, with more than 250 police officers to be lost as part of the cutbacks.

 

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