Police Custody Detention Officers

G4S Policing Support Services can offer Police Forces any aspect from our full range of custody services for Police Custody Detention Suites

Our operation includes the complete management of all custody suite functions through the provision of Custody Detention Officers (CDOs). Complying with all of the provisions of PACE, the Codes of Practice, ACPO Guidance on Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Police Custody, we currently provide custody suite management for a number of Police Forces. It is a requirement of G4S that all our Custody Suite staff are contracted to be subject to full compliance with any Independent Police Complaints Commission enquiries. Our staff are trained to use police IT systems including PNC, and our services include:-

  • Responsibility for all VIPER/PROMAT identification procedures
  • COZART drug testing
  • Obtaining DNA samples
  • Undertaking constant watch duties
  • Completing full Livescan procedures as well as taking ‘wet prints’ on operations
  • Carrying out effective searching
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Processing detainees
  • Recording and returning property
  • Seizing items of evidential value
  • Completing witness statements
  • Preparing all charges
  • Case management
  • Preparing and managing bail
  • Undertaking footwear impressions  

We can also staff temporary custody facilities at sporting events/demonstrations and can supply "on call" or 24/7 forensic medical provision.  

We have a comprehensive demand resourcing modelling tool that allows us to ensure we provide the optimum quality service levels to our clients taking into consideration changing patterns in demand. 


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Lincolnshire Police Headquarters, deepdale lane, nettleham, lincoln, ln2 2lt