In a statement, Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd said:
I have always said that I would make my decision once the evidence was received and assessed.
It is now clear that the G4S framework contract through Lincolnshire Police was not suitable for the unique position of the three forces.
I am already in discussion with other market providers and will continue to talk with G4S about how they can assist policing support services in Hertfordshire. My clear position is that all elements of support work will be considered for outsourcing or other use of the market.
I made my decision based on evidence and on the recommendations from the Chief Constables. I still believe that substantial elements of policing support services will be best delivered by the private sector and will ensure that this option is immediately pursued.We will now move forward looking at organisational support services, as before.
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