Police's control rooms, 999, IT systems and more...

Date: 
Friday, 08 April, 2011

...could be managed by private companies from December 2011. Richard Crompton, the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire, said that the alternative was to cut the number of police officers. Some argue that private companies don't have the same policing knowledge as police staff.  There are already 13 private jails in the UK and prison staff of HMP Birmingham are protesting against the ministers' decision to permit private firms to run three more jails.