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Nearly 250 guns surrendered to police

Dec 13 2017

Nearly 250 weapons have been handed in to West Midlands Police following a two-week firearms surrender.

Police and Crime Commissioner calls for fresh ideas to tackle the scourge of drugs in the West Midlands

Dec 12 2017

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has arranged for top politicians, health professionals and drugs experts to come together to find new ways of tackling the problem of drugs in the West Midlands.  

Major £2 million investment by Police and Crime Commissioner to tackle gangs and violence

Dec 7 2017

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says he will spend an extra £2 million tackling gangs and violence over the next two years. The investment, by David Jamieson, is in response to a 201 page report which he commissioned following an increase in violent crime in the West Midlands.

West Midlands launches harassment campaign

Dec 6 2017

West Midlands Police has launched a Christmas campaign against stalking and harassment - as one of its own officers tells how she was tormented by a former partner after she ended their relationship.

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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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