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Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner opens TSB's Financial Crime Unit in Sheldon

Feb 19 2018

The Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Lynnette Kelly, has formally opened …


West Midlands Police planning to save £5 million to protect officer numbers

Feb 16 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is planning to free-up £5 million a year to invest in improving police buildings and protect 100 officer posts.


Support for PCC’s proposals to tackle the scourge of drugs grows

Feb 12 2018

Following the publication of practical proposals by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson there has been a strong wave of support from professionals and experts working in the field.


Practical proposals to tackle the scourge of drugs announced by Police and Crime Commissioner

Feb 12 2018

Police and Crime Commissioner of England's second biggest force has announced wide-ranging proposals to tackle the scourge of drugs.


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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.

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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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