Police and Crime Plan 2014-15

This Police and Crime Plan was agreed on 28 February 2014.

The plan includes commitments to increase public confidence in policing, while sustaining the downward pattern in recorded crime.  There is a particular focus on hate crime, stop and search, safer travel and protecting the most vulnerable members of society.  The theme running through the plan is a commitment to "Pride in Our Police".  As former PCC, the late Bob Jones said, "I want the police to reflect the strong sense of civic identify that exists in our local authority areas and in your neighbourhoods".

This Plan was created using a bottom up approach, with its first building blocks coming from a local level.  This was done by consulting people in their neighbourhoods and feeding their priorities into the Local Police and Crime Boards, which are community led.  These local plans are the key driver to ensure local needs are being met by your local police service.

This approach was adopted the ensure that the Plan is able to reflect people's local priorities as accurately as possible.  The intention of giving this level of attention to detail, was to make sure there are no gaps between the priorities at local level and for the West Midlands as a whole. 

There continue to be over-arching issues that affect the Force area as a whole, such as serious organised crime and counter terrorism.  These are included in the strategic plan, which reflects these issues but also sees how central resources can deliver plans at city, borough and neighbourhood levels.

West Midlands Police and Crime Plan 2014-15