Home Secretary Theresa May has praised the collaboration of Norfolk and Suffolk police during a visit to Bury St Edmunds today.
Mrs May praised the merging of the two forces on a visit to the state of the art Police Investigation Centre in the town.
During her visit she was given a tour of the facility and had a demonstration of mobile technology and digital evidence.
The Home Secretary said: “Norfolk and Suffolk are shining examples of forces working together to improve efficiency and ensure officers can spend more time on the frontline – where the public wants to see them.
“When it makes sense to do so, police forces ought to collaborate wherever possible.”
While in Bury St Edmunds Mrs May also met officers of all levels, from community support officers to Suffolk Chief Constable Simon Ash.