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PCC hosts annual Business Summit

Jan 22 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson hosted his annual Business Summit on 18th January …

Stop and Search Commission meets

Jan 19 2018

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson hosted the bi-annual Stop and Search Commission meeting on the 17th January 2018. The Commission brought together the public, including members of scrutiny panels from across the region, to challenge and improve West Midlands Police's use of stop and search.

West Midlands PCC wins transparency award

Jan 9 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has been recognised for its transparency and received an award.

£17 million taken from crooks

Jan 2 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says he's delighted £17 million has been seized from crooks in the last five years.

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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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