Three East Midlands police forces reject G4S control room deal
21 December 2015
From the section England
The three police forces decided not to go ahead with a plan to have private firm G4S operate their controls rooms and 999 service
Three police forces who looked at handing over their 999 control rooms to the private sector have decided not to go ahead with a deal.
Police in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire will instead form a “strategic alliance” to coordinate their work.
A spokesman for the Unison union said the decision was “good news for our members and the public”.
A full alliance, which was “not a merger”, could be in place by 2020.
A police spokesman from Northamptonshire said “a decision was made not to progress any further work by G4S across the three forces in this area”.
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Source:: BBC UK