Police forces in England and Wales are to be told to make annual savings of more than Â£500m by 2014.
"Police forces are collaborating to find ways to jointly procure - whether that's on uniforms, whether that's on cars, whether that's on air-support services," he said.
Other proposals include encouraging single patrolling to maximise visibility and engagement with the public.
Single crewing used to work when there was more bobbies actually out on the streets to support you and members of the public felt confident enough to assist. Both criminals and bobbies knew this.
They are getting this idea from The USofA of all places. A place where all cops are armed and have the backing of the Government and public to shoot violent people. Your local bobby can't slap someone without a national outrage.
However, chief officers are warning against plans to save Â£70m by cutting overtime, which they say is vital to "front-line" policing.
The only people I see suffering from this is the public and the Constables (Who are still the public when they go home as well as on duty).
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse