MITIE launches Police Support Service

MITIE, the FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company, today launches a Police Support Service.

The service is aimed at helping police forces to deliver their services against a backdrop of budgetary pressure.

Police forces are increasingly contracting out non-core activities, and in response MITIE has expanded the range of services it offers to forces.

These now include custody services, detainee escorting and the provision of modular police cells. In the future these services may be extended to provide support for door-to-door inquiries, scene of crime management and bail management.

The new unit, led by Alex Boddy, is working with police forces to identify new outsourcing opportunities that will create efficiencies and safeguard frontline services.

Mr Boddy said: “Today’s unprecedented financial demands on all forces require really innovative thinking to make budgets stretch further and we have developed many ways  to help forces operate more efficiently.

“We can provide support and deliver many non-core tasks normally undertaken by police officers to the same high standards, which will free up warranted officers for core frontline services.”

Mr Boddy, who has joined as MITIE as Director, Police Support Services, has over 13 years industry experience including the management of outsourced contracts for criminal justice agencies including security, facilities management, custody and forensic medical services.

MITIE is a leading security provider in the UK and employs 12,000 officers and delivers 4,000 security contracts across 10,000 sites.

This initiative further expands MITIE’s security offering following the recruitment of Brett Lovegrove, former head of Counter-Terrorism at the City of London Police as a key advisor last year and the development of its state-of-the-art security centre, MITEC, which will open in Northern Ireland later in the year.

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