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West Midlands Police opens applications for the Special Constabulary

Apr 23 2018

West Midlands Police is opening the door to new volunteer police officers, from today (23 April).…

Get involved in helping to keep your community safe

Apr 18 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is urging people to get involved wi…

2018 Victims Fund now open

Apr 13 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is urging organisations that help victims of cri…

Government backs PCC’s campaign to ban possession of zombie knives, but much more needs to be done to tackle violence

Apr 8 2018


In 2016 the government banned the sale of zombie knives after a successful campaign led …

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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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