Major crime scene security outsourced in Dorset

Dorset Police has outsourced the guarding of major crime scenes to private security firm Securitas Ltd, and claim that this has led to the release of police officers to do other duties. The Dorset Police Force are attempting to achieve budget savings of £10m by March 2015, which has led them to consider outsourcing in this area, with the possibility of them extending it to other areas.

The BBC reported however that Dorset Police would not reveal the exact value of their contract with Securitas Ltd, as it was ‘commercially sensitive.’ To see the BBC article, please see ‘Dorset Police outsource crime scene guarding to Securitas’, BBC News, 30 September 2014.

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