Suffolk Constabulary and Norfolk Constabulary have been collaborating since 2010, and that partnership is credited for having yielded significant savings for both constabularies. An extensive programme of collaborative work has already delivered a number of joints units and departments in areas such as major investigations, protective services, custody, transport and IT.

This collaboration between Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies is one of the most successful in the country and has yielded savings for Suffolk of £19m to date. Local policing is not collaborated so decisions made in Suffolk do not affect local policing in Norfolk.

The PCC meets with Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the chief constables of both counties to monitor collaborative work between the two forces. These meetings are held in public, with the venue alternating between Norfolk and Suffolk.

The next meeting is yet to be scheduled.

More information on the collaboration agreements in place.