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Private Security Personnel

Home Department written question – answered on 25th June 2001.

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Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald Shadow Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the accountability of private security personnel to (a) their employers and (b) the relevant chief officer of police, in relation to paragraph 3.159 of "Criminal Justice: The Way Ahead" (Cm 5074); and if he will make a statement.

Photo of John Denham John Denham Minister (Home Office) (Police and Crime Reduction)

Private security personnel contributing to public safety remain accountable to their employers. They are not directly managed by, nor accountable to, the relevant chief police officer, although there is scope for their activities to be co-ordinated with police work.

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