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Police invite private security firms to bid for roles

Private security firms could investigate some crimes and patrol neighbourhoods under plans being drawn up for police in England and Wales.

The West Midlands and Surrey forces - two of England's largest - have invited bids for contracts from security companies, on behalf of all forces.

Other services provided privately could include supporting victims and managing high-risk individuals.

Daniel Boettcher reports.

  • 03 Mar 2012
  • From the section UK