A report by UNITE of the activities of some of the organisations bidding to run police services for the West Midlands Police force
Under guidance from the Home Office the West Midlands and Surrey police have advertised contracts worth £1.5 billion to run policing services in both forces. The contracts could lead to the privatisation of crime investigation, forensics, 999 call handling, custody and detention and a wide range of police support services. Unite, Britain’s biggest union, commissioned David Hencke a former Guardian Whitehall correspondent and now a freelance investigative journalist to produce a short report onsome of the organisations bidding to run services for West Midlands police force.
The following is an overview of the activities of some of the organisations which have taken place in the UK and overseas.