COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION
North West Police Authority chairpersons gave their commitment to the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) when they signed an agreement at a recent event.
A Joint Committee for the North West, which includes Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and North Wales police authorities have agreed to further progress collaboration.
Merseyside Police Authority Chairman, Bill Weightman and Chair of the North West Joint Committee, said: “Police Authorities in the North West pooled their resources for the greater good when they agreed to fund the Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) two years ago. Since then, we have seen how successful working together across borders has been in the fight against serious and organised crime, and have now agreed our continued commitment to this approach.”
Margaret Ollerenshaw, Chairman of Cheshire Police Authority said, “we are all facing the same financial pressures and in some areas of policing it makes sense for us to join together to share resources and make savings. Cheshire Constabulary also collaborates with other police forces in areas such as policing the motorway and following suggestions from the public when we asked about how we could make further savings, we are looking at developing other areas of collaboration.”
PHOTO: Margaret Ollerenshaw – Cheshire Police Authority Chairman (centre)
(left to right): Paul Murphy-Greater Manchester Police Authority, Ray Cole – Cumbria Police Authority, Bill Weightman - Merseyside Police Authority & Chair of the North West Joint Committee, Alan Lewis - North Wales Police Authority and Malcolm Doherty – Lancashire Police Authority.