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Organised crime, cyber security and young people on the agenda for PCC Business Summit 2017

Jan 19 2017


Organised crime, cyber security, opportunities for young people and the multi-million pound p…

Provider for Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme named

Jan 19 2017

The Richmond Fellowship has been named as the provider for the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's £700,000 scheme to tackle domestic violence and abuse.

“These statistics should be a wake-up call to the government” – PCC reaction to crime statistics

Jan 19 2017

Crime statistics released today show that crime is changing not falling.

PCC BLOG: 10p a week to protect your police force

Jan 18 2017


10p a week: it doesn't sound like much but this small amount could make the world of differ…

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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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