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you will be arrested by the police, during a few hours locked up and medically supervised. You mean the inmates or patients, but clients. There are people who drink too much alcohol or drugs have been consumed, and therefore, for themselves or for others, pose a risk. The police arrested them mostly on the street and bring you into the Zurich-based Cleansing and care place (ZAB), also "drunk tank" or "Hotel drunken stupor".

As clients of the persons referred to, because you have to pay for your stay depending on the duration of a fee. The first hour is free, after that, the stay costs in one of the eggshell-coloured or pink-red cells 450 Swiss francs (up to three hours), 520 Swiss francs (up to six hours), or 600 francs (about six hours).

Private cheap

For 2015, the ZAB is definitely in operation. It is an annual fee of 1.2 million Swiss francs. The clients do not cover the costs with their fees. In the past year, the police took 912 persons in the ZAB – more than in the previous years, but nevertheless, 786'700 Swiss francs flowed back just fees. This is less than planned. On the one hand, fewer clients are coming than originally planned in the ZAB, because psychologically eye-Catching are mostly psychiatrists of Emergency or to the police station taken care of. In addition, every third client will not pay his invoice for example, because he is submerged and you can't send the invoice.

the Future of the private security service to cover the times with the most operating: drunk tank in the Urania guard. Photo: Keystone

Now the city wants to save the police money, and the staff. During the opening Hours of a use of a senior police officer, an employee of a private medical establishment, as well as two security assistants in the ZAB are daily from 22 to 12 o'clock. Outside the opening Hours of a four-team is on Stand-by. In the case of the security assistant of the city police sets now. So far, a private security company covered the hours of 5.30 am to 12 PM, the rest of the time, especially in the night – the police assistance for the security. It's municipal employees, the service is unarmed. You support the Criminal and security police in different aspects, rules, occasions, road transport, distribute Park buses or patrol Large. You work in the ZAB in the night, you will receive a salary Supplement of 7.85 francs per hour.

The security service also takes aggressive clients in reception and takes care of anything that might be dangerous, such as shoes or belts.

in the Future, the private security service to end the night and the week – if in the ZAB go – to cover. So the city wants to save costs, such as the police spokesman Marco Cortesi confirmed. How large is the savings potential, Cortesi say the restructuring is currently running. First, the contract for the private security needs to be put out to tender service. This is soon to happen.

The security service takes tethered, and sometimes also aggressive clients in the ZAB is in the air you are looking through the dresses. He takes everything that could be dangerous and you could hurt yourself, such as shoes or a belt. Then he loosens the shackles and allows the client before the medical control for the so-called "Cooldown Phase" in the cell.

The medical staff monitors the clients on a regular basis, supported by the security service. Want to do this to someone in the cell something, also the security people. The main responsibility of the deployment of a senior police officer, the security service, under wears but always. A client remains in the ZAB, until he is medically stable and has calmed down.

46 million for Private

The city of Zurich is engaged in various areas of private security services. In the past five years, they paid for nearly 46 million Swiss francs. This is evident from the responses of the city Council in December, on a written request from Christina Schiller (AL) and Luca Maggi (Green). For the private security service in the ZAB, the city police are paid each year, around 280'000 Swiss francs. Schiller and Maggi fear that private security services would increasingly assume police tasks.

However, the evaluation showed that the expenditure for private security services has decreased in the past few years. The Green Luca Maggi stands in contrast to the ZAB as a Whole, to be critical, but that the city police is now focusing more on Private, not he per se problematic – "as long as their expertise, that's clear," he says. He and Schiller, especially the Monitoring in the public space: "As it is to prevent private security services get more Power, and the state's monopoly of violence is eroded."

This suggestion is the restructuring of the security comes in the ZAB. The staff of the police assistance service, which will be relieved in the ZAB should be used more on the street or in other areas. (Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 01.04.2019, 15:03 p.m.

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