The article in The Times ("Pentagon contractor bids for British police deal”, 3rd May 2012) misrepresents KBR's track record of providing support services to the UK Government.
KBR's UK based business has provided successful operational support to a range of UK Government Departments around the world for more than a decade.
The support services that KBR delivers enable our clients to focus on their core functions. What we do so successfully for MOD at home and on operations can also support the police service in a way that will improve their ability to keep local communities safe.
KBR already provides support services to the police in the UK. We are, for example, supporting the police during the Olympic Games. Like many other companies facing the public sector, KBR is interested in helping West Midlands and Surrey Police improve their efficiency, but we have no interest in "privatising" the roles of front-line police officers.
As the competitive process for the 'Business Partnering for Police' programme has commenced it would be inappropriate to comment further at this stage.