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Chief Constable appears before MPs to defend his plans to invite private companies to bid for contracts to carry out police work.

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Unions are warning that the £1.5bn contact being advertised by West Midlands to run police services is a dangerous experiment.

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"This is whole force transformation" - West Midlands Police Chief Constable

West Midlands Police attended a conference in London today to discuss plans to privatise parts of the service

64 companies attended the event to find out how private sector companies could work with the police in the future.

They also talked about what the police hope to achieve through collaboration.

"This is whole force transformation, this is not about picking individual areas and roles and getting someone else to deliver them on your behalf. This has got to be about how both forces serve their respective publics better "

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