After a successful start in three wealthy districts of London, the private police will begin to act on the territory of the whole country. For the amount from £100 to £200 per month, the personnel from the service My Local Bobby will guard the townspeople and investigate crimes. Police will patrol the area and allow their clients to track their progress on the application for iPad. My Local Bobby was started by two former police officers of the Metropolitan Police: former investigator David McKelvey and Tony Nash, former head of police of Newham.
Although private police officers are not really police officers in the traditional sense of the word, they can conduct civil arrests and collect evidence for prosecution of individuals. After the successful launch of the project in Belgravia, Mayfair and Kensington, and due to the growing demand for private policing services, the company now plans to start working in other cities. Mr. McKelvey told: "You will not see that policemen stroll through the streets anymore. If you call 999, you have to wait half an hour, and the one who answers your call is not a policeman too. My Local Bobby, in fact, returns us during the time of the police of the television program Dixon of Dock Green".