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News - 23 July 2012
G4S contracts with Police now in doubt
Three police chiefs have ordered a detailed examination of a multi-million pound plan to outsource back office jobs to G4S following the firm's Olympic security failings.
The chief constables of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire police convened a special meeting to discuss concerns about the company's performance.
They are considering abandoning plans to switch 1,100 roles, including human resources, IT and finance, to the security contractor.
A statement issued on behalf of the three forces said a joint working group made up of four members from each police authority met yesterday. They would now explore whether G4S was able to meet the demands of the contract.
“ The meeting took place against the backdrop of recent events relating to the Olympics, with concerns being raised regarding G4S's ability to deliver.
Having considered the concerns raised by the chief constables the group has commissioned further work to explore the ability of the contract and contractor to meet the specific needs of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire."
– Joint police statement
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