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A year ago Lincolnshire Police brought in the security firm G4S to run some of its services. Today it declared the scheme a success and claimed it could slash £1 billion from force budgets across the country.
Yet other authorities in our region appear reluctant to follow suit - with critics saying it's putting profits before the public.
Lincolnshire Police say the controversial security giant G4S has reduced crime and saved millions of pounds since it took over the running of non-frontline services a year ago.
Critics say they fear it is ruining the ethos of what has always been a public service. But Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner says jobs are being saved and he urged other forces to follow suit.