Plugging A Gap: the rise in private security
Last decade’s financial crisis has cast a campaign of austerity over the UK. Funding cuts have been imposed on nearly all public services; the police force is no exception. Being asked to do more with less is always going to cause difficulties. In fact many forces across the country – and in particular the South East – have seen the levels of on-the-street police reduced. This has led to a security gap. The below infographic explores where these gaps are found and how private security firms, such as CMS Keyholding, have stepped up and taken up the slack where the police force have been unable to do so.