Re: Government plans for police privatisation – this can only go wrong

The government has plans to privatise parts of the police force, which involves handing out contracts to private security firms to do police work and “face the public”.

“The breathtaking list of policing activities up for grabs includes investigating crimes, detaining suspects, developing cases, responding to and investigating incidents, supporting victims and witnesses, managing high-risk individuals, patrolling neighbourhoods, managing intelligence, managing engagement with the public, as well as more traditional back-office functions, such as managing forensics, providing legal services, managing the vehicle fleet, finance and human resources.”

The Home Office is refusing to publish its business case – even under the Freedom of Information Act.

Spot the oncoming train crash, anyone?

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