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Thursday, April 06, 2006

Derbyshire Police Reject Merger Plans

Derbyshire Police Authority have refused to bow to Government pressure and merge voluntarily with four other police forces in the East Midlands.

Derbyshire Police Authority Chairman Janet Birkin said members were concerned that there was a shortfall in funding and the Government's offer was totally insufficient to meet the needs of the new Force.

She said: "After close examination of the merger proposals set out by Mr Clarke we remain unconvinced that they are financially viable and feel unable to commit to a voluntary merger by the Government's deadline of April 7."

To read the full article click Derbyshire Police Merger Plans

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