Wiltshire and our South West policing partners have established a working governance model which will be applied to all regional work. We have already established several collaborations:
Zephyr: uses shared skills and funding to gather intelligence, combat serious and organised crime networks and seize the assets of the criminals involved.
Brunel: a unit comprising officers from Wiltshire and Avon & Somerset Constabularies to investigate major crimes and provide a Special Branch service. Since December 2015 Gloucestershire Constabulary have joined this collaboration.
Tri Force Ops: Roads Policing, Armed Response and Police Dogs service for Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire Constabularies.
Procurement: The South West Police Procurement Department undertakes all strategic purchasing for four forces where the collaborative value of the contract is £40,000 plus. The Commissioners have embarked on a project to rationalise procurement across the whole of the South West.
Forensics: We are collaborating with Avon & Somerset, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police to provide a single state-of-the-art forensics service at a lower cost.