FOI Response: 535.2014-15 – Freedom of information request – police services shared/collaborated with North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
- Exactly and specifically what police services have been shared/collaborated with the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service;
- What savings have been/will be achieved specifically through this initiative (not from other initiatives), for the current year (2014/15)
- What savings are predicted -specifically through this initiative (not from other initiatives), for the forthcoming year (2015/16)
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- There are initiatives which involve both North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police along with other partners. These include the Safety Service in operation in Scarborough and Bedale/Richmond areas.
Co-location at Bedale
There is a shared premises at Bedale from which both the Fire Service and Police operate.
Co-location at Boroughbridge
Planning approval for a scheme to extend the current North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service premises to provide accommodation for North Yorkshire Police teams to co-locate has recently been obtained. The move to this smaller, fit for purpose accommodation with shared facilities, is estimated to realise an annual revenue saving of £15,000 per annum. Once officers have moved into the new accommodation North Yorkshire Police will be able to dispose of the current Boroughbridge Police station. North Yorkshire Police has already removed the capital rolling programme costs associated with the upkeep of the facility from the budget giving an estimated saving of approx £167,000 over the next 10 years.
A joint Transport and Logistics function with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
A report is expected to be delivered imminently relating to the final business case from jointly appointed consultants regarding a proposal to implement a joint Transport and Logistics project. The funding of the business case has been as a result of a successful Police Innovation Funding bid.
- No information is held to answer this question as these projects are all in progress and will not be completed until the next financial year.
- No information is held to answer this question. The savings from the above projects are expected to be realised in future financial years as and when the projects come on line.
North Yorkshire Police will be exploring all opportunities for further joint working with North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in the future, however collaboration with a much wider range of partners than was originally anticipated is also now being considered.