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Police and Crime Commissioner highlights issue of street drug use ahead of wide-ranging summit

Oct 11 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has highlighted the issue of discarded needles in Birmingham, as part of his campaign to show the cost of drugs to the region. David Jamieson joined professionals who work to tackle the impact of drugs at locations where needles are discarded after use in public locations.

Police and Crime Commissioner urges MPs to strengthen the law on travellers

Oct 6 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has urged MPs to back stronger powers to tackle the issue of unauthorised traveller encampments, when the issue is debated in parliament next week.

Kingsley Burrell Statement

Oct 4 2017

Kingsley Burrell's death was a tragedy.

The length of time the investigation has taken has added to the pain felt by Mr Burrell's family and friends.

Notice of the conclusion of audit of accounts for the year ended 31 March 2017

Oct 2 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands and Chief Constable of West Midlands Police

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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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