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.