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Police forces losing out on over £6million a year on gun licences

Mar 16 2018

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is calling on the government to increase the fees forces can charge for firearm and shotgun certificates. The Commissioner has asked the Home Office to review the charges they set to ensure 'police forces aren't subsiding gun ownership.'

Home Secretary called on to match PCC funding to tackle gangs and violence

Mar 15 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner will call on the government to match his £2 million funding for projects to tackle gangs and violence. David Jamieson is meeting with the Home Secretary in Westminster tomorrow (Wednesday 14th March 2018).

Wolverhampton University host PCC for guest lecture on accountability

Mar 13 2018

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, and Assistant Police and Crime Commis…

School children reveal Copzilla as latest crime fighting weapon

Mar 12 2018

Copzilla, Optimus Crime and Zeus are three of the names being given to new West Midlands Police v…

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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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