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UPDATE: National security state raised - West Midlands Police response

May 24 2017

Last night the national security state was raised to critical. This means that not only does an attack remain highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

Police and Crime Commissioner's statement on Manchester attack

May 23 2017

PCC statement following the attack in Manchester.

PCC launches Victims Fund and urges local groups to apply

May 18 2017

A Victims Fund bringing benefits to victims of crime is being re-opened by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.

WMP backs national police memorial fund

May 17 2017

A campaign to raise funds for a national police memorial has been launched in Birmingham today (Weds 17 May) − and West Midlands Police has underlined its support for the project with a £5,000 donation.

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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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