Shared service wins best practice award for police
A SERVICE set up by Cheshire Police has scooped a European award for its leading practices.
Cheshire police worked with Northamptonshire Police to set up the Multi Force Shared Service (MFSS), a single shared team for accounts, purchasing and payroll.
The service was recognised at the annual Shared Services Outsourcing Network’s annual awards, held in Amsterdam, and picked up the award for Excellence in Value Creation.
John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, said: “I am delighted to see that a service that was created by Cheshire Constabulary and Northamptonshire Police just three years ago is proving to be such a valuable asset.
“The fact that MFSS has received this prestigious award is testament to the hard work of our staff and the value of working in collaboration with other commissioners and forces.”
Simon Byrne, Cheshire Constabulary Chief Constable, said: “I am enormously proud of MFSS. Operating like this is a blueprint that others can learn from in terms of tackling the challenges of austerity.”