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West Midlands PCC announces Police staff and PCSOs will receive pay increase - breaking the public sector pay cap

Oct 20 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has announced 3,758 staff and PCSOs will receive the same pay increase as officers were given by the government last month, ensuring they will get an extra 1% on top of the planned 1% increase.

PCC response to latest crime statistics – In the Budget in November we need to see more funding for police forces to tackle crime

Oct 19 2017

Today's statistics show crime is increasing nationally and regionally. Whilst the West Midlands Police Force area has seen total recorded crime rise by 14%, elsewhere in the region; Warwickshire's total recorded crime jumped by 24% in the last year, Staffordshire by 13% and West Mercia by 14%.

Police and Crime Commissioner highlights issue of street drug use ahead of wide-ranging summit

Oct 11 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has highlighted the issue of discarded needles in Birmingham, as part of his campaign to show the cost of drugs to the region. David Jamieson joined professionals who work to tackle the impact of drugs at locations where needles are discarded after use in public locations.

Police and Crime Commissioner urges MPs to strengthen the law on travellers

Oct 6 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has urged MPs to back stronger powers to tackle the issue of unauthorised traveller encampments, when the issue is debated in parliament next week.

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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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