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PCC launches Victims Fund and urges local groups to apply

May 18 2017

A Victims Fund bringing benefits to victims of crime is being re-opened by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

WMP backs national police memorial fund

May 17 2017

A campaign to raise funds for a national police memorial has been launched in Birmingham today (Weds 17 May) − and West Midlands Police has underlined its support for the project with a £5,000 donation.

PCC praises courage of those responding to WW2 bomb incident

May 17 2017

PCC response to the WW2 un-exploded bomb incident in Aston.

Police and Crime Commissioner, Mayor and Chief Constable meet to discuss shared priorities

May 11 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and newly-elected West Midlands Mayor Andy Street have met to discuss joint areas of working and priorities for the next three years.

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Police and Crime Plan

The law requires every PCC to have a Police and Crime Plan, detailing the policing to be provided and the PCC's objectives.

David Jamieson's 2016-2020 Police and Crime Plan, Your Police Your Priorities is here.

The PCC's plan is split into seven key areas:

Protecting from harm

Supporting victims of crime

Building trust and confidence in our police

Strengthening communities and growing the economy

Building a modern police service

Standing up for young people

Tackling national and international threats

Police and Crime Plan 2016-2020

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

The Police and Crime Commissioner must ensure an efficient and effective police force in our area.

They set the priorities for the Force, decide the budget, and hold the Chief Constable to account.


In order to fulfil these roles, the PCC has a range of powers and responsibilities, including:

  • The production of a Police and Crime Plan
  • Setting the policing precept
  • The appointment and, if necessary, the dismissal the Chief Constable
  • Can make Crime and Disorder Reduction Grants
  • Oversight in how complaints against the police are managed
  • Duties relating to national criminal threats, safeguarding of children, and consulting the public
  • Roles in ensuring the effectiveness of the wider criminal justice system

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