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The growing number of private security companies policing UK streets is a worrying development, senior police figures say.
The Police Federation of England and Wales said there is "huge concern" over their powers and accountability.
Former Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has also said there should be no role for the private sector in Britain's law enforcement.
The firms typically charge residents to patrol streets and deter troublemakers.
Originally posted by thomasblackraven
I'm actually in full support of private security/police forces.