Security firm to run services for the police

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A NEW partnership will help police save money on frontline services.

Lincolnshire Police Authority has selected security company G4S to deliver a number of services that should help it meet Government cuts.

The company will take over operational services including running custody and ID units and the force control room.

It will also offer support in human resources, finance and procurement. The contract is worth more than £200m.

A joint statement from Lincolnshire Police Authority chairman Barry Young and chief constable Richard Crompton said: “The aim has been to create a model that will transform policing and its delivery – allowing the organisation space to begin to bridge the financial gap whilst maintaining, modernising and improving services.

“This new approach will make significant savings, whilst also providing investment in key areas. The subsequent streamlining of processes will free up officer time to concentrate on operational policing.”