This latest review of PCCs’ draft Police and Crime Plans identifies mentions of “private sector” (and variations, such as private company/ies, private partners) as well as mentions of “privatisation” (and variations such as “privatise”). As before, it excludes the eight forces (Cambridgeshire, Essex, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Wales, Cheshire, Cumbria, Surrey) that have yet to publish their draft plans.
Mentions of “private sector” (and variations): 20 plans, namely Suffolk (5 mentions), Hertfordshire (4), Wiltshire (3), West Midlands (3), Nottinghamshire (3), Hampshire (2), Avon & Somerset (2), Gloucestershire (2), Derbyshire (2), Humberside (2), Lincolnshire (2), Lancashire (2), West Mercia (2), Norfolk (1), Dorset (1), Cleveland (1), Durham (1), Dyfed-Powys (1), South Wales (1), Thames Valley (1)
No mention of “private sector”: 13 plans, namely Bedfordshire, Devon & Cornwall, North Yorkshire, Northumbria, Gwent, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Kent, Sussex. Leicestershire, Northamptonshire
Mentions of “privatisation” (and variations): 2 plans, namely Kent (3), North Yorkshire (1) [as in “I will not privatise Kent Police” and (for North Yorkshire) “You don’t want your police service privatised”]
No mention of “privatisation”: 31 plans, namely Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Avon & Somerset, Devon & Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cleveland, Durham, Humberside, Northumbria, Dyfed-Powys, Gwent, South Wales, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, West Mercia, West Midlands, Hampshire, Sussex, Thames Valley, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire