Merger of Bracknell Forest and Wokingham LPAs
Monday 22 February 2016, 4:20pm
On Monday 4 April 2016, Bracknell Forest and Wokingham Local Police Areas (LPA) will be merging to create a single LPA.
Superintendent Robert France will be taking over as the Commander for the combined Bracknell and Wokingham LPA with Chief Inspector Dave Gilbert his Deputy.
Services to the community will not be affected and the LPA will continue to operate out of both Bracknell and Loddon Valley police stations.
Superintendent Robert France said: “Having been the Wokingham area commander for over three years now I have seen the very similar challenges faced by Bracknell Forest and Wokingham LPAs.
“By bringing the teams together we will create an LPA with greater flexibility and resilience in our front line teams as well as generating some savings.
“The public should see no difference, with no material changes to our neighbourhood, patrol or investigative teams.
“I am confident that we are putting ourselves in the best possible position to meet the challenges of the future and to continue to deliver high quality local policing.”
Notes for editors:
Members of the media are invited to a local press briefing chaired by Superintendent Robert France and Chief Inspector Dave Gilbert at 12pm (midday) on Friday (26/2) at Loddon Valley police station. To confirm your attendance and submit any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 9am on Thursday (25/2).