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West Midlands PCC launches new £150,000 scheme to support young people with mental health needs

Sep 26 2016

A new £150,000 scheme to support young people with mental health needs is being launched by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and BITA Pathways.


Standards to support the victims of sexual violence are launched – as PCC releases hard-hitting figures that show nine people a day are attacked in the West Midlands

Sep 20 2016

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A new scheme to support the victims of sexual violence has been launched - a…


West Midlands PCC to launch crime-fighting scheme in Wolverhampton

Sep 13 2016

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson will be launching a new crime-fighting…


Good causes can apply for community grants from PCC

Sep 8 2016

Good causes in the West Midlands can apply for funding to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social b…


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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.

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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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