Warwickshire and West Mercia Police forces join in 'alliance'
30 September 2013 Last updated at 19:22 BST
Resources will be shared between the West Mercia and Warwickshire police forces to make savings of £30m pounds by 2015, it has been revealed.
A total of 661 posts will have gone across both regions by 2016, including 227 police officers.
Eric Wood, Warwickshire's Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, described it as "the right thing".
BBC Midlands Today's Cath Mackie reports.