Homepage
Documents
Events
Good practice
Links
News
Organisations
Places
Free Weekly eNews
About us
Contact
Our correspondents






Search CRP News by keyword or phrase:
If you have any news, opinions or suggestions which you would like to offer to the publishers of CRP News, please click here to email the Editor. We value your contribution.
All editorial content © CRP News, published by CRP Publications Ltd, Suite 210 91 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2LB

News - 26 November 2012

CBI Report calls on PCCs to outsource admin to fund front line policing

A new CBI report calls on recently elected Police and Crime Commissioners to work with independent providers to help them meet budgetary demands, improve service efficiency, and free up more warranted officers to be on the frontline.

According to the report, A force for the future: transforming policing through partnership, police forces in England and Wales will have to adapt to a 20% reduction in funding over the next five years. It highlights that many back office services and frontline support functions should be opened up to competition by independent providers, thus freeing resources for more spending on 'the front line'

CBI research claims that this could save £1.5 billion, while allowing police forces to benefit from greater service innovation and cutting-edge technology to deal with new types of crime.

The report calls on Police & Crime Commissioners to leverage economies of scale in their procurement by purchasing products, or by sharing services, at a regional or national level. And it highlights that there are still 6,600 police officers performing back office functions, like HR, finance, procurement, and ICT, which could be carried out by the independent sector.

Other areas where independent providers could support police forces include fleet management, forensics, interpreting services and training.

For more on the CBI report and to download it in full click here

 


Read related items on:
Police initiatives
Research

   

Events
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Midlands - 3 February 2015, Nottingham
South - 15 April 2015, Bristol
North - 9 July 2015, Newcastle
London - 28 October 2015, Heathrow

Professional Security TWENTY 15
Security TWENTY Conferences are aimed at end users, purchasers and those who specify security products and will update attendees on the latest developments in the security industry. The aim is to get the key people into the room and share knowledge that would take you hours to read up and work out for yourselves.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24 February 2015

Time: 11:30-15:00 

Place: 72 Boston Road, Beaumont Leys, Leicester

Neighbourhood & Home Watch Regional Representatives Group Meeting
Neighbourhood & Home Watch Regional Representatives from across England & Wales will be attending a meeting with NHWN staff and trustees in Leicester.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
16th-17th March 2015
Total Security Summit
The Total Security Summit brings together security professionals and key industry solution providers to discuss the latest technologies and innovations in focused face to face meetings and networking opportunities over the course of two days.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14 - 15 April 2015
Interpol World
Interpol World is a new biennial international security event owned by Interpol and supported by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs that will showcase innovation, potential and joint achievements among the public and private sectors in the security arena.... More
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .