I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act regarding the outsourcing of police custody and detention services in your police force:
- Is the custody and detention function in your force currently contracted out to a private provider?
- If yes, please provide the following details:
- Name of contractor
- Duration and end date of current contract with the contractor
- Details of any proposed change in the contractor as a result of retendering
- If no, do you have any current plans to enter into any tendering process, or call down services from an existing framework contract, to outsource your custody and detention services?
- The total number of police staff custody and detention officers (full time equivalent please) currently employed by your force, or by the private contractor providing your custody and detention services?
Please find attached our response.