A wide-ranging review is underway at West Yorkshire Police over future changes.
Chief Constable Mark Gilmore has announced a consultation on possible changes to the Force, which is affecting every division.
The key change affects Leeds, with the three divisions set to be merged into one. But Kirklees and Calderdale divisions also face a review.
Chief Constable Mark Gilmore said today: “We are confident that the reduction in Divisions and removal of police “boundaries” will make us more effective, not less.
“Similar reviews are under way in each district across the rest of West Yorkshire, but the principle is the same. Closer working at a local level, to provide a service that is not just good, but excellent.”
He said the force had to find £64m of savings in the next three years, which had highlighted the need for restructure of the police divisions.
Mr Gilmore said: “That is a significant challenge and can only be achieved by making some bold, transformational changes.
“Our commitment is to create an even better service to the public at local level, not just from the police, but from all agencies working together as cohesive neighbourhood management teams.
“It’s clear that if we are going to do that, the current three Division structure in Leeds is no longer viable.
“A single Division will ensure we adopt the same geographic area as our key partner, Leeds City Council.
“It also means we can have a leaner management structure, something we want to bring in across the whole Force in the next few years. Less managers and more doers is the principle.
“Consultation in Force and with partner organisations in Leeds is at an advanced stage, but throughout the process, we are committed to consulting with our own staff, our partners and the public, to ensure we make the choice which is best for the people of West Yorkshire.
“The shape of policing is changing.”