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Bus driver recognised for award for her actions during a robbery

Jun 18 2019

 Tracey Evans

A bus driver is up for a top policing award for her calm and courageous actions which l…

Recognition for volunteer who helps Police catch dangerous drivers

Jun 18 2019

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A man who filmed hundreds of motorists driving dangerously before handing the footage to poli…

PCC secures more than £3 million to tackle violent crime

Jun 18 2019


Knife Angel to leave Birmingham

Jun 12 2019


The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner and Leader of Birmingham City Council a…

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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.


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 of 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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