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Cheaper by the dozen.

To make the CTCC (City Town and County Constabulary) Dogs section more efficient (to save money) the leadership elite has decided after consultation with our neighbours at the NCC (Neighbourhood and Corporate Constabulary) to amalgamate our two Dogs sections.

By combining the two sections it is deemed to be a far better use of the staffing, fleet and dogs to produce a more dynamic (cheaper), efficient, responsive (cheaper) and cost effective (cheaper) support to make our communities feel safer.

This is not simply about saving money (making it cheaper) but is responding to the combined corporate needs of all our partners and offers a more financially viable (cheaper) and sustainable (cheaper)  dog support service.

The combined numbers of operational handlers will be reduced by 12% to make the joint CTCC & NCC canine support partnership a far more responsive (cheaper) and effective (cheaper) entity.

The reduction in officers will result in real term efficiency savings (cheaper)in vehicle fleet, fleet maintenance, dog food and veterinary charges, uniform and other stores/requisitions and allow for better allocation of the efficiency savings towards better targeted and strategic aims that will make our communities safer and offer a more sustainable specialist support provision. There will be additional resource savings by a reduced level of bureaucracy, administration and buildings/estates demands. The level of leadership will remain at the current levels to ensure a smooth transition and ensure that the importance of the aims of the venture are reinforced, given effective direction and remain fit for purpose.  

Costs for the implementation of the relocation plan will be met out of the efficiency savings and be phased into operation during the next financial review period.

The senior finance review committee will meet to discuss the various phases of implementation and a consultation document will be drawn up to keep all staff fully aware of the progress of this innovative partnership venture.

The new CTCC & NCC Canine partnership, as it will be known, will continue to deliver a highly specialised and valuable support resource to the communities of both partnership agencies and fully support the Policing aims of the organisations. The leadership of both the CTCC and NCC have  welcomed and fully support the close corporate liaison this forward thinking and important decision has brought.  No answers yet to new location costs, increased travel costs and more travel to new location, changes to kenneling to name but a few. Less dogs to cover the same geographical area.

More efficient, effective, financially sustainable ?

But definitely not cheaper ?

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5 Responses

  1. Typical. Short term savings over long term value.

  2. Once again people who have no idea making decisions that affect people. The idiots who come up with these plans really need to get a grip on reality. At 3 am in any town city or village crime is being committed.

    The way these things are detected and prevented is by having officers and resources like dogs on the ground at that time not tucked up in bed dreaming or other crap ideas.
    We can’t fight the rising levels of crime by reducing front line policing units like dogs. In fact we need more dogs.

    My idea is get these idiots out and about at 3 am facing the criminals who want to really get away and will do everything to do that.
    BUT it won’t happen i know that stupid decisions made by stupid people.

  3. This kind of corporate thinking goes on in any public service department. What planet are our those in the ivory towers on?

  4. Efficient vs effective – yet again!

  5. All chiefs & no indians

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