Charlotte's view on proposed police force merger

Some people here in Plymouth Moor View have been asking my view in recent weeks on the proposed merger of Devon and Cornwall Police with the Dorset force. My view: now is not the time for a merger that could shift focus away from tackling rising serious and violent crime we’ve had in our communities, and tie up precious resources in merger bureaucracy. Rebuilding & supporting community policing is what people tell me they want. And I won’t stop making the case for that.