Notts Police has joined up with Derbyshire and Leicestershire forces to form the East Midlands Serious Collision Investigation Unit to look into crashes which result in serious injury or death.
Assistant Chief Constable Steph Morgan, of Leicestershire Police, said: “The principle of collaboration is that local policing should be delivered by local forces, working together to increase resilience and improve performance.”
“We will be taking the very best of what the individual units have already provided very effectively for many years, and enhancing that level of service even further through collaboration.”
“This collaboration will ensure that senior investigating officers in the three forces will always be able to assign sufficient resources to the scene of a serious collision wherever and whenever it occurs in Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Notts.”
“That will mean officers and investigators crossing county borders to carry out or assist with investigations as and when required.”
Last year there were around 500 people seriously inured in collisions in Notts and 33 people died.
ACC Morgan that the resources need to be available after a serious collision to ensure the exact cause is found. The findings can improve driver behaviour through awareness campaigns and the safety of the road network.