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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Remaining very windy with gales. Rain soon clearing, with sunny intervals developing.
Outbreaks of rain, sometimes heavy, will soon clear. Sunshine and scattered showers will follow. Mainly dry later.
Localised gales will develop across parts of the region tonight. Tomorrow there will be sunshine and scattered showers.