Response To Inspectors' Report

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have today published a report into the efficiency level of West Midlands Police. Below is the PCC's response.

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, said: "This report confirms that West Midlands Police receive 74% more 999 calls than the national average.

"Despite the huge pressures the force are facing we are recognised as having a strong record of innovating and ensuring new technology is used to ensure the force is more effective.

"We are dealing with huge cuts to our budget, that is why I am constantly working to ensure we are as efficient as possible."