Hernandez delayed the decision to merge the “corsets” police
The decision to controversy the dispute between the Devon and Cornwall police and the Dorset Police has been postponed, so commercial cases can be reviewed.
A short version of the proposed complete business case for the merger of the two units is being provided to staff and the public to increase the transparency of the process.
At the meeting of the Chief of Police and the Alliance of Police and Criminal Commissioners on Tuesday (September 27), there was a divergence as to whether the business case should be submitted to the Ministry of the Interior and the next step in the merger process.
Devonshire and Cornwall PCC Alison Hernandez told the meeting that she intends to prevent the merger from progressing, but hopes that the public and its police and criminal teams will be able to review her views and mergers before the next Friday meeting. Business case (October 5th).
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Dorset’s PCC Martyn Underhill and two police chiefs said they were prepared to submit the business case to the Ministry of the Interior.
Alison said that although she agreed that the business case is feasible, she is concerned that the participation activities held during the summer cannot be used to indicate public support for the merger. The main stakeholders, the Plymouth City Council and the Cornwall City Council, strongly opposed the merger.
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In addition, the merger will result in a further increase in parliamentary tax regulations for residents of Devon and Cornwall, but whether this will lead to more money.
Alison said: “The police and criminal team members and the Board of Governors have previously expressed concern about this proposal and highly criticized the business cases they could not provide for review.
“I have taken steps to get them and the general public to carefully review the facts and figures behind these plans. I believe our community is still worried about whether this merger is a good thing for people in Devon and Cornwall. Trading, and I heard it very clearly.
“The tax issues of the board of directors are certainly difficult to overcome. I don’t believe that the huge damage caused by the merger is worth providing relatively little savings in the context of our community’s desire that every official be fully focused on frontline policing.”
The final decision will be made on Monday, October 8.
“I want to thank the team that has participated in this project so far and every employee and member of the public who took the time to present their opinions on this important issue,” Alison added.
“I promise to listen and adopt a balanced attitude and believe that this is the right decision for the people of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”