REG-Statement re Outsourcing Organisational Support Services for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Forces

Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:14pm EST

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29 January 2013


G4S, the world's leading secure outsourcing group notes that the Police and Crime Commissioners of
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire have this evening announced their decision not to
proceed with further work exploring the Lincolnshire Police outsourcing contract for the delivery
of the three forces' Organisational Support services. 
Kim Challis, CEO of G4S Government and Outsourcing Solutions, said:
"We have put forward a compelling proposition to the police forces of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire
and Hertfordshire which would have guaranteed them savings of over £100 million over the next ten
years, allowing them to meet the financial challenge of the Comprehensive Spending Review without
compromising on efficiency or public safety.
"Our proposition was to operate back office services at the volume and scale required to deliver
significant savings to forces, enabling them to concentrate their resources on frontline roles: it
was never about replacing police officers. This has already proved to be the case in Lincolnshire,
where we have a successful partnership which, in less than a year, has seen us deliver savings in
running costs of around 16%.
"We continue to work with a number of signatory forces on the Lincolnshire Police contract,
including Hertfordshire, to see how we can help them to generate the savings they need".

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Helen Parris - Director of Investor Relations                                  +44 (0) 1293 554400

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Nicola Savage - Head of Public Relations G4S UK & Ireland                +44 (0) 845 371 7173

Notes to Editors:

G4S is the world's leading secure outsourcing group, specialising in outsourcing of business
processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange
listing in Copenhagen.  G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and over 657,000 employees. 

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