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Statement on former West Midlands Police officer convicted of child sex offences

Oct 21 2016

Former West Midlands Police officer Allan Richards has been convicted of dozens of sex offences ag…

Crime is changing not falling - PCC comments on new crime statistics

Oct 20 2016

Nationally, there has been an eight per cent increase in recorded crime and a six per cent rise in the West Midlands. Nearby forces have also seen increases in recorded crime - 13 per cent in Staffordshire, 11 per cent in Warwickshire and 13 per cent in West Mercia.

‘People power’ will decide police cash boost for Walsall safety pioneers

Oct 19 2016

Community-spirited people from Walsall and Willenhall are set to benefit from a share of a new fun…

Second annual cyber crime survey launches in Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands

Oct 18 2016

The Police and Crime Commissioners for Warwickshire, West Mercia and the West Midlands have joined together with Warwickshire County Council and partners today to launch the second annual cyber crime survey to assess the impact online crime is having around the region.

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Election 2016

Police and Crime Commissioners are directly elected by voters.  The last election for a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner took place on Thursday 5 May 2016. David Jamieson was elected with 306,578 votes.

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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is the local governing body for policing in our area. The PCC has an over-arching duty to secure an effective and efficient police force.  The PCC has three main roles, which are to:

- Set the priorities for policing

- Decide the budget for West Midlands Police

- Hold the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to account

More information on PCCs can be found here

More about the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner

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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