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Assistant PCC backs arrival of new speed cameras in Wolverhampton

Mar 22 2019

E And S Speed Camera

The Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Lynnette Kelly has welcomed the installation o…

Mosque attacks have no place in our community

Mar 21 2019

Following the attacks on four mosques in Birmingham overnight the West Midlands Police and Crime C…

Man shot by police

Mar 15 2019

Following a fatal shooting of a man by armed police at an address in Birmingham last night the Wes…

New Zealand terror attack

Mar 15 2019

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is extending his heartfelt sympathies to the victi…

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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 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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