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Greece plans 'Rent-a-Cop' scheme to raise cash

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Greece plans 'Rent-a-Cop' scheme to raise cash


Cash-strapped Greece is to start renting out its police officers for 30 euros an hour in a bid to raise revenues.

The country’s forces will now be hired out to private firms and individuals, but only in special cases where there is a serious security issue.

Such services were previously free.

A spokesman for the Greek police said the “income would go towards the state budget and would be used to fund equipment upgrades.”

A vehicle escort will cost 40 euros an hour, a patrol boats comes at 200 euros, whilst a police helicopter will be charged at 1,500 euros.

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