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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and Chief Constable brief MPs on police funding and counter terrorism challenges

Jun 23 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Chief Constable Dave Thompson are holding a joint briefing for MPs to outline the financial challenge facing the force and the threats that the West Midlands faces.

PCC reacts to reports that government has scrapped funding reforms - This does not change £140 million cuts that West Midlands Police has faced since 2010

Jun 21 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson response to reports that the government…

Statement from West Midlands PCC and ACC Boycott following last night's events in London

Jun 19 2017

PCC speaks at road safety conference

Jun 16 2017

This week West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Assistant Commissioner Ashely Bertie spoke about road safety at the ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) and Enforcement User Group Conference.

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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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