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West Midlands Restorative Justice Praised

Sep 18 2017

A programme designed to help victims of crime has been praised by a University of Birmingham repor…

Investigation into video of officer on social media - PCC response

Sep 13 2017

Officers from West Midlands Police's Professional Standards Department are investigating after a …

PCC comments on police officer pay - this unfunded increase is the worst of all worlds

Sep 12 2017

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has commented on the government announcement on police officer pay.

PCC welcomes lifting of pay cap, but warns of job losses if government doesn't provide funding to pay for it

Sep 11 2017

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has warned the government's promise of lifting the cap on police pay will lead to job losses at the force unless they fully fund the rise.

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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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