TWO police divisions could merge under a new proposal.
But the idea is meeting resistance. A single command team would take charge of policing in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.
Views of people in both towns are being sought before a decision is taken.
A merger is being considered as part of a review of all police operations in West Yorkshire.
The review aims to find out if police are getting the best from their resources.
Police said today it may be decided not to go ahead with a merger of the two divisions.
Thornhill Tory councillor Khizar Iqbal said two divisions were needed for effective policing.