Prisoner Escorting and Custody Services

Serco provides safe and secure Prisoner Escort Services on behalf of justice departments moving people quickly and efficiently between prisons or police stations and court appearances. We also provide Court Services to many of the most high profile courts in England and Wales including the Royal Courts of Justice, the Central Criminal Court and Westminster Magistrates' Courts.

We have extensive experience in the management of this complex prisoner care, planning and logistics service and understand the varied requirements of the stakeholder community.  Serco puts welfare and security at the heart of its escorting services and our services are carried out with compassion and care by highly trained and security cleared staff.

We escort on average 24,000 prisoners per month using a fleet of nearly 200 specialist cellular and multi-purpose vehicles and a workforce of 1,200 staff based at 76 locations across the service area.  We transport prisoners to and from 24 crown courts, 43 magistrates' courts, 24 prisons and 131 police stations.

Take a look at day to day operations in our PECS business: