Police Scotland signs up to FMG for vehicle recovery
The new deal follows the recent merger of Scotland’s eight policing forces and means that there is just one single contract for the service.
FMG expect to manage circa 25,000 recoveries a year covering vehicles that have been driven without insurance, stolen, involved in collisions or involved in crime.
FMG will also provide specialist forensic facilities, vehicle storage, and vehicle disposal services.
Superintendent Jim Leslie from Police Scotland's Operational Support Division and Project Executive, said: ‘We are pleased to be working in partnership with FMG. It means there is one single contract for this service instead of the different arrangements which existed under the former legacy forces. A major benefit for Police Scotland is that the new structure will release police officers from administrative duties and their return to operation roles will assist in keeping people safe.’
John Catling, CEO of FMG said: ‘We have worked very closely with the Scottish Police Authority throughout the tender process to fully understand its operation, and we are delighted to have won this contract. We specialise in reducing cost, mitigating risk and managing resources, and through this contract we will take away the day-to-day management of vehicle recoveries, thus allowing the Police to focus on the challenging requirements of policing. We look forward to working closely with Scottish Police Authority to increase efficiencies and enhance its operational performance.’