Uniform and equipment procurement costs

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Details of spending by West Mercia Police.

Most recent purchases made by West Mercia Police

The police and your police and crime commissioner (or Mayor, if you live in London or Greater Manchester) are responsible for delivering efficient policing that provides value for money. Between 2010 and 2015 police forces in England & Wales have reported combined efficiency savings of over £200m through better procurement of non-ICT goods and services, including through collaboration.

The table below shows you the most recent prices paid by the selected force for 20 common items of police uniform and equipment. Variations in prices for similar items between forces may indicate potential opportunities for savings, although the information does not take into account ongoing work that police forces routinely undertake to reduce costs and make further efficiency savings.

You can use the information provided to compare expenditure by all police forces by clicking on any of the specified items that you are interested in.

Category Price per item Number of items Purchase date Additional information
Custodian style Police Helmet £28.90 730 23 April 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire under West Midlands Police national headwear contract.
Fleece £38.95 460 11 May 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force aims to move to the Metropolitan Police Service contract when samples are approved to purchase the garment at a lower price.
Trousers £9.20 30 25 August 2015 Polycotton trousers. Order date for joint purchase with Warwickshire. Prices range from £6.60 to £9.20 depending on male, female, size (waist/length) specifications. The price quoted is for the largest quantity on order and for a particular waist/leg measurement for the male garment. The force previously purchased 2,265 male polywool trousers at £18.20 with Warwickshire, on 16/04/2015. Awaiting outcome of Yorkshire tender for future purchasing.
Shirt £3.99 650 16 April 2015 Under-armour shirts. Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the West Yorkshire Police contract to purchase the item at a lower price.
Epaulettes £3.25 112 21 July 2015 Epaulettes. Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the Metropolitan Police Service contract when samples are approved to purchase epaulettes at a lower price.
Belt £3.30 50 23 July 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the North Wales Police contract to purchase the item at a lower price.
Anorak/ waterproof jacket £95.45 2500 16 December 2014 3/4 length high visibility coat. Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the Metropolitan Police Service contract when samples are approved to purchase the item at a lower price.
Hi Visibility jacket £69.95 500 11 May 2015 Blousons. Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the Metropolitan Police Service contract when samples are approved to purchase the item at a lower price.
Cut resistant gloves - - - Not bought. The force does not issue cut resistant gloves to patrol officers.
Boots - - - Not bought. The force does not issue boots to patrol officers.
Utility belt £4.22 170 22 May 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire. The force will be moving to the North Wales Police contract to purchase the item at a lower price.
General Patrol full body armour £347.00 33 20 July 2015 Order date as the force is migrating to a new contract led by West Midlands Police as part of a uniform alignment exercise with Warwickshire, via the Metropolitan Police Service national body armour framework agreement. Price includes the vest carrier for body armour plates at £66.00.
General Patrol body armour vest £85.80 5 1 October 2014 Carriage system. Joint purchase with Warwickshire via the Gloucestershire framework. The force also purchases the vest carrier for body armour plates at £66.00 (included in the separate general patrol body armour price).
Standard Issue Handcuffs £15.60 100 29 June 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire under the Metropolitan Police Service national contract.
Baton £53.48 750 16 July 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire under the Metropolitan Police Service national contract.
Airwave radio (hand held) £390.00 51 13 February 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire via the Metropolitan Police Service national framework. Price exc. extended helical antenna, batteries, click fast stud (£459 total price).
Airwave radio (vehicle) £650.00 5 21 May 2015 Joint purchase with Warwickshire via the Metropolitan Police Service national framework. Price inc. colour console (£134).
Fully kitted general purpose patrol vehicle - standard 5-door hatchback low performance car. £15,805.50 88 1 December 2014 Joint order with Warwickshire via the previous national framework - 82 delivered to date. Vauxhall Astra, diesel and low emissions model. The force will be moving to the new vehicle purchase framework in 2015.
Compact High performance estate vehicle - fully converted £28,028.04 2 14 November 2014 Joint purchase with Warwickshire under previous national framework. BMW vehicles. The force will be moving to the new vehicle purchase framework in 2015.
Fully kitted cell van £22,969.36 36 1 December 2014 Joint order with Warwickshire via previous national framework. Vauxhall - only 9 delivered to date. The force will be moving to the new vehicle purchase framework in 2015.

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