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First WMP Cadets Take Their Oath

Nov 17 2017

Three units, from Sandwell and Birmingham, began their cadet journey last month, supported by dedicated volunteer cadet leaders recruited from WMP teams across the force area.

Five Years On: What Police And Crime Commissioners Have Done For You

Nov 17 2017

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This month celebrates the fifth anniversary of the first elections of Police and Crime Comm…

Response To Inspectors' Report

Nov 9 2017

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have today published a report into the efficiency level of West Midlands Police. Below is the PCC's response.

Volunteers Needed To Spend Time Behind Bars

Nov 9 2017

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is looking to recruit volunteers to spend time behind bars.

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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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