Chief Constable appears before MPs to defend his plans to invite private companies to bid for contracts to carry out police work.
Major roads in England could be run by private firms, in new plans set out today by the Prime Minister, to boost infrastructure.
Unions are warning that the £1.5bn contact being advertised by West Midlands to run police services is a dangerous experiment.
Chief Constable said it's about transforming the whole policing operation.
Edmund King, President of the AA, says truck drivers may not want to pay more than they already do.
Maria Eagle, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport has said that the privatisation of the railways has proved that such schemes do not give the tax-payer value for money.
David Cameron, speaking at a press conference today
– David Cameron, Prime Minister
"If our infrastructure is second-rate, then our country will be too."
Cameron says infrastructure matters because it is the magic ingredient in so much of modern life.
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 "