I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:
a) How many security companies have been awarded contracts to work with West Midlands Police since 2010?
b) How many security companies have been refused work with West Midlands Police since 2010?
c) What has the cost saving been to West Midlands Police as a result of partnership work with security companies since 2010?
d) What functions are being carried out by security companies on behalf of West Midlands Police?
e) How many individuals and/or organisations have been granted Accredited Persons status under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme in West Midlands Police area since the 2008 Home Office audit?
The force has not awarded any such contracts during the period in question.The only related contract that the force has is our Manned Guarding (security guards) contract, which covers the guarding of various force buildings, information that relates to this is attached