John C wrote:See https://www.ft.com/content/ab7600e4-2068-11e7-b7d3-163f5a7f229c
(or Google "High South African crime rates and low faith in police boost private security in Guateng" to get past the FT's paywall.)
Private police on the public streets - probably illegal in the UK, thank God!
Alberta Ally wrote:If the Home Secretary would get on with the the recruitment and training of the promised new police officers (20,000?) we might see a difference ...
This is legal in the UK. Here is a news story about a successful private police force which have been running for a few years in several London neighbourhoods https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/britains-first-private-police-force-to-go-nationwide-after-success-in-londons-wealthiest-a3832321.html
This is their website https://mylocalbobby.co.uk/
There are other news stories and details about them on there that you can read. I believe there are other firms who run private police services as well.
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