Open-access content 21st December 2011
22 December 2011
Lincolnshire Police Authority (LPA) has picked G4S as preferred bidder for a major 10-year outsourcing contract.
The multi-facetted deal is set to make the LPA "the leanest police force in Britain", said a statement.
G4S won over a bid from Steria in conjunction with Reliance, the LPA noted.
The partnership will deliver:
Police operational services
Custody (excludes custody sergeant role)
Force control room (excludes inspector role)
Crime management bureau
Central ticket office and collisions unit
Criminal justice unit
Firearms licensing (excluding manager and initially licensing officers)
Resource management unit
HR services (excluding occupational health unit)
HR learning and development
Assets and facilities management (including fleet management)
Finance and procurement
The LPA said it expects "significant savings, while also providing investment in key areas like IT infrastructure". The subsequent streamlining of processes will free up officers' time to concentrate on operational policing.
The LPA said its operation already has "the lowest cost per head of population". But the agreement is not the final solution for the LPA as it grapples with a budget cut in real terms of nearly £21 million within the next four years.
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