NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 18th, 2012.
Concern was raised on our forums about ‘incident response’ cars in and around Wrexham that on first sight could appear to look like police cars.
“Andy”, who started the thread, said “They have roof lights, police style checking and even a police style star on the door.”
We tried to ask G4S about their policies however as Wrexham Council is the client they were unable to comment.
Speaking to the Council we were told “Wrexham council have employed the services of G4S for a number of years to check on the security of its buildings and also provide other services out of hours. The livery was deliberately designed to resemble a security vehicle and was approved by North Wales Police.”
“The vehicles carry out regular patrols of our buildings and provide excellent support for staff out of hours. They are our “eyes and ears” when we have limited resources available and also save police time. The service has been very effective since we changed to these vehicles and has drastically reduced damage to our properties and reduced anti social at our sites.”
“We should also point out that all G4S personnel working for Wrexham Council have enhanced CRB checks.”
“Taffy” pointed out “As far as I am aware these vehicles patrol council owned sites. I’ve seen them up at Minera lead mines and at Acton Primary school. I don’t see what the problem is with them.”
Do you think they look too much like a police car, or is it reasonable to make them look more official? Join in the discussion on the forum there here.