Jobs to go as Warwickshire Police makes savings

Related Stories

Jobs are to go at Warwickshire Police as the force tries to make £13.4m of savings by 2014.

Two levels of senior management are to go, but the force said any impact on staff had not yet been determined.

However it warned that "an overall reduction in the size of the workforce will occur".

A new shift system is to be introduced in which officers and staff would change to an eight-hour pattern from the current 12.

Chief Constable Keith Bristow said he was "confident" the changes, agreed on Wednesday at a Police Authority meeting, can deliver £13.4m of savings while minimising the risk of impact on public protection.

The new shift pattern will be cheaper to operate, the police force said.

Chief Constable Bristow said: "We will do all we can to minimise costs in every area of policing to retain the services of the most officers and police staff possible, but it is inevitable that the overall size of our workforce will reduce in the years ahead."

Among the changes agreed by the authority are a reduction in force directorates from four to two and a reduction in senior leaders from nine to seven.

A new force wide team will be created to carry out patrols and responses to calls for assistance rather than than having them at a more local level.

There will also be reductions in building programmes and the police authority is to operate at a reduced cost.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Coventry & Warwickshire



Min. Night 2 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Woman with closed eyeStrange light show

    What do you see when you close your eyes?

  • Sony WalkmanLost ideas

    What has happened to Japan's inventors?

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.