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PCSO recruitment opens

Aug 16 2017

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Electric police vehicles clock up almost 1 million miles

Aug 11 2017

33 electric cars belonging to West Midlands Police have clocked up enough miles to drive around the world almost 40 times.


PCC backs Chief Constable

Aug 10 2017

The Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner is backing the message contained within West Midlands Police Chief Constable's latest blog.


Drink and drug drivers taken off our roads

Aug 9 2017

More than 200 motorists were caught driving under the influence of drink or drugs as part of a West Midlands Police summer crackdown.


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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.

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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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