Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Private Security firm could run UK police station

  1. #1
    Cock Blancmange LargeDuck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Cymru
    Posts
    1,567
    Credits
    178
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default Private Security firm could run UK police station

    Quote Originally Posted by Channel 4 news
    Lincolnshire Police Authority is near to completing a deal which will see the security giant [G4S] build and run a police station in the county. The contract would mean the security firm would take over jobs currently done by police officers.
    I don't know how to feel about this. All I am sure of is that it made me say wtf?

    http://www.channel4.com/news/private...police-station
    Quote Originally Posted by coqauvin View Post
    I'm not adopting for the same reason i don't buy the floor model at Ikea.
    Quote Originally Posted by simonj View Post
    Because unclean people will have touched the floor model and assembling your own furniture is its own reward

  2. #2
    look, it's a victrola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    6,344
    Credits
    668
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    This sounds like the plot to a movie.
    quotes from the internet

  3. #3
    windmills of your mind Think's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    a wheel within a wheel never ending nor beginning on an ever spinning reel
    Posts
    2,041
    Credits
    624
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by sycld View Post
    of course it's acknowledged by the Catholic Church, since it's true
    For paradise among this world
    Is finding love in boy and girl

  4. #4
    A very manly muppet Mad Pino Rage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    2,865
    Credits
    3,041
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Cool

    I don't know what to think of this.

    I see the humor, but my imagination of private corporations running law enforcement scares me for some reason. There is potential for abuse. Along the lines of the clip, I could see something like that seriously happen if my local police station was run by a private firm.
    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
    Albert Einstein

  5. #5
    feel like funkin' it up gwahir's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    margaritaville
    Posts
    6,537
    Credits
    2,414
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)

    Default

    Beat me to it, Think.

  6. #6
    Senior Member DAVIDSDIVAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    657
    Credits
    418
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Default

    >inb4 deus ex joke

  7. #7
    A very manly muppet Mad Pino Rage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    2,865
    Credits
    3,041
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by DAVIDSDIVAD View Post
    >inb4 deus ex joke
    Pump skills into computer, lockpicking, electronic, and weapon in that priority.
    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
    Albert Einstein

  8. #8
    A very manly muppet Mad Pino Rage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    2,865
    Credits
    3,041
    Trophies
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Cool Lincolnshire Police staff transfer to security firm G4SThe deal includes proposals to

    Lincolnshire Police staff transfer to security firm G4SThe deal includes proposals to built a new custody facility at Lincolnshire Police's headquarters

    Quote Originally Posted by Article
    Two-thirds of the civilian staff working for Lincolnshire Police have transferred employment to a private security company.
    Lincolnshire Police Authority expects the outsourcing to save money and increase the time officers can spend on the frontline.
    The 10-year contract was signed in February but took effect from the start of this financial year.
    Ten other authorities have indicated an interest in similar outsourcing.
    Barry Young, chairman of Lincolnshire Police Authority, said the new approach would mean the "leanest police force in Britain".
    "This is not a total solution and the authority still faces significant financial challenges, but it does provide a solid foundation to secure quality and value for money policing of our communities in the future," he said.
    The police authority employed 813 full-time civilian staff as of 14 February.
    A total of 544 have transferred, including those working in finance, human resources, custody, the force control room and firearms licensing.
    'Street to suite' Staff which have not transferred include those working in the occupational health unit and press office.
    Under the contract, one approach being trialled is the way detainees are transported into custody after being arrested, called the "street to suite" initiative.
    This means a person could be arrested by a police officer but then accompanied to a custody suite by a member of G4S staff.
    The police officer could then stay on the street and continue their duties.
    The contract with G4S contains an option for an extension to 15 years.
    The deal also includes a proposal to build a purpose-built custody suite at the force's headquarters in Nettleham, which was chosen because the force already owns the land.
    Lincolnshire Police Authority said it could not say how soon the facility would be built or when a planning application would be submitted.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...shire-17574794

    April 1st is the latest update and this is a report of the transition so far. I'm wondering how it will work out and if we can get any first hand accounts of the situation. Maybe it is the end of the free world and liberties once everything becomes privatised.
    Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.
    Albert Einstein

Similar Threads

  1. Space Station 13
    By Husein in forum Gamer's Haven
    Replies: 84
    Last Post: 08-29-2012, 09:06 AM
  2. How can you make your own radio station?
    By Satori_Everything in forum Casual Intercourse
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 01-27-2011, 11:25 PM
  3. Former Cannibal Calls Radio Station
    By Killuminati in forum WTF News
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-31-2009, 04:59 PM
  4. Victim drives sleeping rapist to police station
    By Killuminati in forum WTF News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-04-2008, 05:04 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •