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Statement from the West Midlands PCC on the EU referendum

Jun 24 2016

Statement from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.


94-year-old community hero up for Police and Crime Commissioner’s Outstanding Citizen award

Jun 23 2016

A 94-year-old great-grandmother is in the running to be named the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's Outstanding Citizen of the year.


Heroic mother and daughter who saved a man's life up for PCC award

Jun 23 2016

A heroic mother and daughter who saved a man's life after he threatened to jump from a motorway bridge have been nominated for a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Outstanding Citizens award.


Back to school: PCC joins Stop and Search workshop to be rolled out to more than 10,000 students

Jun 16 2016

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson went back to school to take part in a Stop and Search workshop that will be rolled out to more than 10,000 youngsters across the West Midlands.


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Election 2016

Police and Crime Commissioners are directly elected by voters.  The last election for a West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner took place on Thursday 5 May 2016. David Jamieson was elected with 306,578 votes.

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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is the local governing body for policing in our area. The PCC has an over-arching duty to secure an effective and efficient police force.  The PCC has three main roles, which are to:

- Set the priorities for policing

- Decide the budget for West Midlands Police

- Hold the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to account

More information on PCCs can be found here

More about the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner

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.

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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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