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More than 100 weapons taken off streets in latest WMP firearms surrender

Jun 19 2018

More than one hundred weapons have been handed into police during the latest firearms surrender in…


Police service animals to receive protection by law

Jun 15 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the government's backing of a new law…


Drink and drug drivers get the red card during World Cup crackdown

Jun 14 2018

West Midlands Police are giving the red card to drink driving after launching a hard-hitting opera…


PCC and MPs call on the government to give police and councils stronger powers to deal with unauthorised traveller encampments

Jun 13 2018

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson and Wolverhampton South East MP Pat McFadden have led a group of 15 MPs to call on the government to give police and councils stronger powers to deal with unauthorised traveller encampments.


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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.

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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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