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Sandwell headteacher recognised for work supporting neighbourhood policing

Jun 27 2017

The headteacher of a Tividale primary school has been nominated for West Midland Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award for her work to improve relations between the local community and the police.

Mother who lost son recognised for seatbelt safety campaigning

Jun 27 2017

A mother who lost her son in a road traffic accident has been nominated for West Midlands Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award. Sukhjinder ('Sukhi') Atwal's nomination is in recognition of her campaigning to promote the use of seatbelt safety.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable brief MPs on police funding and counter terrorism challenges

Jun 23 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Chief Constable Dave Thompson are holding a joint briefing for MPs to outline the financial challenge facing the force and the threats that the West Midlands faces.

PCC reacts to reports that government has scrapped funding reforms - This does not change £140 million cuts that West Midlands Police has faced since 2010

Jun 21 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson response to reports that the government…

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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.


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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