PCC’s reaction to funding announcement
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David
Jamieson's reaction to the Police Grant Report England and
Following initial analysis of today's announcement West Midlands
Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson said: "The cuts from
central government are over twice as big this year as they were
"This funding settlement fails to recognise that crime is
changing and not falling. It will be a bitter disappointment to the
people of the West Midlands who have seen their police force hit
harder than anywhere else in the country.
"Last year the government promised no cuts to West Midlands
Police, but once again we are getting less money than the year
before and the government is expecting local people to pick up the
difference in their council tax payments."