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Real terms cut in government funding for West Midlands Police

Dec 13 2018

The government has handed West Midlands Police another real terms cut in funding.

The force nee…


Kids helped off the street thanks to football cash

Nov 30 2018

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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is funding a local football project…


PCC says government is "reckless and irresponsible" after dropping plans to ban military grade weapons

Nov 29 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner says the government is 'reckless and irresponsible…


Police and Crime Panel writes to the Chancellor and Home Secretary

Nov 26 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel has written to the Chancellor and Home Secretary regardin…


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Have your say on the future leadership of West Midlands Police

consultation has started on the future leadership of West Midlands Police from 2020 that will run until Friday 11 January 2019. The consultation will examine the principle of moving leadership of the police force from a directly elected Police and Crime Commissioner, to a Mayor with many other responsibilities.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is urging people to get involved and make their views known. Click  here to get involved.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for strategic leadership of the force, setting the budget and appointing and dismissing the Chief Constable amongst many policing responsibilities.

The Commissioner has a decision making role in the merger process. He will be considering the consultation closely andwants the public and police service to be aware of some of the concerns and potential issues around merging the roles of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayor. 

Click here to get involved

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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