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200,000 students educated on dangers of knife crime

Sep 14 2018

More than 200,000 students in the West Midlands have been educated about the dangers of kn…

PCC calls on Home Secretary to match fund £2 million

Sep 12 2018

The Police and Crime Commissioner is meeting the Home Secretary tomorrow to call for the governme…

National Audit Office slams government for policing cuts

Sep 11 2018

The independent National Audit Office's report into police finances in England and Wales has been …

Violent crime task force visits Birmingham

Sep 7 2018

A task force from the London Assembly is to travel to Birmingham on a fact-finding mission in a b…

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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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