Your local police force is planning to privatise policing services in the West Midlands including crime investigation, forensics, 999 call-handling, custody and detention and a wide range of police support services.
UNISON, the UK’s leading public service trade union, is opposing these plans because they are flawed, have no proper business case or public support and will lead to:
— Private companies putting profit and shareholders before public need.
— Reduced public accountability as many police services and staff will work for private companies and will no longer come under the jurisdiction of the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
Please add your name to our petition and help us speak up against these plans.
To find out more about our campaign, please go to - unison.org.uk/policestop
Please distribute this petition as widely as possible. Paper copies are also available for download at - www.bit.ly/policestop2012