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Herefordshire's top police officer leaving post to take on new job
3:10pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
THE man in charge of policing in Herefordshire will leave his post this week as part of West Mercia and Warwickshire's cash-saving 'alliance'.
Superintendent Charlie Hill, who became Police commander for the county in September 2010, will start a new role in operational support (combining Operations and Communications Centres, Firearms Licensing and Criminal Justice) covering both West Mercia and Warwickshire Police next Monday.
His move is part of a "reshuffle of superintendents" across both forces.
Superintendent Ivan Powell, who previousiously worked as West Mercia Police's Crime Manager, will take over the Herefordshire role.
West Mercia and Warwickshire are currently pooling resources and forming an 'alliance' to make savings in light of public sector cuts. Between them the forces need to save £30m by April 2016.