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Special Policing Services (12357/16)


Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full details of all the Special Policing Services contracts your force currently has in place, and had in the past year.

For each one, please include the name of the organisation with whom the contract is held, the value of the deal, the length of the deal and date it was agreed, and the details of the service provided.

Please include ongoing contracts as well as one-offs – concerts or sports events, for example – in 2016.

Ie Contract with Mega Mall, £1m for five years signed in 2014, involves funding 10 PCs and a Sergeant to patrol shopping centre.


Please find attached our response.  I apologise for the delay in responding.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.