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AUDIT OF ACCOUNTS year ended 31 March 2019

May 24 2019

Account and Audit Regulations 2015 (14)

Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 (26 & 27)


New Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner proposed

May 24 2019

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West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has announced the nomination…


PCC latest on school protests

May 23 2019

The PCC's latest statement in regards to the protests taking place at a small number of primary sc…


PCC and Chief Constable statement on school protests

May 21 2019

Chief Constable Dave Thompson said: "In recent months some Birmingham primary schools have been su…


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New report on criminality in prisons

Crime In Prisons

Police and Crime Commissioners in the West Midlands region are presenting a report to Government, following a six-month study into organised crime in prisons.

'Crime in prisons: where now and where next?' was commissioned by Police and Crime Commissioners from the West Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Mercia. 

Prisons are profitable marketplaces, encouraging the widespread presence of drugs and allowing criminals to manage organised crime gangs from behind bars.

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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