Police chief: ‘G4S Olympic Games issues will not affect Lincolnshire’

LINCOLNSHIRE’S police chief has reassured people in the county that the issues over G4S’ Olympic Games security contract will not impact on the services it now runs here.

The private firm has hit the national headlines after it emerged that the armed forces were being aused to help with security at London 2012 because G4S do not have enough trained staff.

Earlier this year G4S took on a £200 million contract to take over ‘back office’ duties from Lincolnshire Police.

Staff from the firm now run human resources, finance and IT functions and town inquiry offices and custody suites.

Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes, said: “G4S are a massive, worldwide company. These issues have no bearing on their contract with Lincolnshire Police.”

For details of the G4S deal, read our story of the contract announcement