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Mum stabbed 8 times by former partner welcomes Commissioner’s new scheme designed to help give victims closure

Oct 16 2018

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A woman whose former boyfriend stabbed her eight times whilst she was pregnant has welcomed …

Election gets underway

Oct 9 2018

Voting is underway across the West Midlands as young people decide who they want standing up for t…

Birmingham's vulnerable to get help

Oct 1 2018

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PCC responds to Mayor's intervention 'that the cuts have gone far enough'

Sep 27 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed West Midlands Mayor Andy Street's co…

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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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