Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands;
Location of affected unit(s)
Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.24 - Public order and safety activities

287 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 September 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
16 September 2013


West Mercia Police, a force covering Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire, have announced that they are cutting 287 jobs over the next three years. Around 189 staff roles will be cut and 98 police officers. The losses are expected to be made through natural wastage and retirements.


  • 7 September 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), West Mercia Police, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70931, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70931.