Hertfordshire Police Authority to investigate outsourcing plan
Hertfordshire Police Authority has approved a business case which will examine using private company G4S to supply services including ICT, human resources and finance.
The county’s strategic partners Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Bedfordshire Police have now also agreed the recommendation.
If approved, the move could affect up to 1,100 jobs across all three counties, saving the forces £77m a year.
Hertfordshire chief constable Andy Bliss said: “We consider that significant efficiencies could be made through this outsourcing model but have agreed to commission a full business case to examine this framework in greater detail. A detailed business case will enable us to examine whether this outsourcing approach would prove to be the best way forward.”
The business case will examine G4S’ existing contract with Lincolnshire Police as a basis for the proposals.
The support services being considered for outsourcing under the proposals are: human resources, ICT, finance, estates and facilities, corporate services, corporate communications, fleet, procurement, legal services, business support, records management, information management and resource management.