Lib Dem backing for Police Crime Commissioner's G4S decision

Liberal Democrat councillors have backed the Police Crime Commissioner’s decision not to outsource back office police functions to G4S.

But the group has stressed the importance of preserving front line police numbers ahead of the budget discussion at next Thursday’s Police and Crime Panel meeting.

Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd unveiled plans to remove 136 police officer and staff posts this year but would freeze the police precept.

Liberal Democrat county councillor, Chris White, said: "The Liberal Democrat team are watching the police budget very closely. 

“Significant savings need to be made, even more so now that Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner has appointed himself a deputy which means Herts Police now have to find an extra twenty thousand pounds a year to pay for her two days a week.

"Front line police numbers must not be cut to balance the books, especially when the Crime Commissioner and his deputy are pocketing£95,000 a year in salaries plus expenses."

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1:17pm Sun 10 Feb 13

chrisrobech says...

Why does he need a deputy perhaps it is so he can keep his other two part time jobs .
Why does he need a deputy perhaps it is so he can keep his other two part time jobs . chrisrobech

4:24pm Sun 10 Feb 13

OAC Bailiff says...

hooray youve finaly seen sense
hooray youve finaly seen sense OAC Bailiff

5:32pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Mohandas says...

I'm waiting for when outsourcing (and zero contract hours) in hospitals, eduication, prison security,etc becomes a very bad smell as we continue to destroy any stability or goodwill in the work force who are critical in delivering quality services.
I'm waiting for when outsourcing (and zero contract hours) in hospitals, eduication, prison security,etc becomes a very bad smell as we continue to destroy any stability or goodwill in the work force who are critical in delivering quality services. Mohandas

6:40pm Sun 10 Feb 13

Paul Gadd says...

After the Olympics fiasco, G4S brings to mind a famous saying about managing and a brewery........
If the Tories had any dignity left, G4S and that other 'great' private foreign firm ATOS should be chained to a 17th century sailing vessel and sent to Oz in chains.
After the Olympics fiasco, G4S brings to mind a famous saying about managing and a brewery........ If the Tories had any dignity left, G4S and that other 'great' private foreign firm ATOS should be chained to a 17th century sailing vessel and sent to Oz in chains. Paul Gadd

7:53pm Sun 10 Feb 13

LSC says...

£20k for two days a week doing a nothing job supporting a nothing post. I cant even be bothered to be angry anymore.
£20k for two days a week doing a nothing job supporting a nothing post. I cant even be bothered to be angry anymore. LSC

2:24am Mon 11 Feb 13

John Dowdle says...

Actually, my understanding is that it was not solely a decision by the Herts PCC not to award a contract to G4S. It was meant to be a joint decision between the PCCs of Herts, Beds and Cambs. One of the three PCCs (not David Lloyd, as I understand it) would not agree to the back-office admin work of the three police services being given to G4S, and it was this refusal that scuppered the possibility of G4S gaining the contract. The Watford Observer might want to investigate the true and real facts behind this decision, if they are committed to real investigative journalism? I suggest the Lib Dems wait until they are in full possession of all the facts before coming to any conclusions on this or any other policing-related matters.
Actually, my understanding is that it was not solely a decision by the Herts PCC not to award a contract to G4S. It was meant to be a joint decision between the PCCs of Herts, Beds and Cambs. One of the three PCCs (not David Lloyd, as I understand it) would not agree to the back-office admin work of the three police services being given to G4S, and it was this refusal that scuppered the possibility of G4S gaining the contract. The Watford Observer might want to investigate the true and real facts behind this decision, if they are committed to real investigative journalism? I suggest the Lib Dems wait until they are in full possession of all the facts before coming to any conclusions on this or any other policing-related matters. John Dowdle

9:39am Mon 11 Feb 13

MarsLander says...

PCC? Good idea.

David Lloyd? Badly implemented.
PCC? Good idea. David Lloyd? Badly implemented. MarsLander

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