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£7.6m to tackle youth violence across the West Midlands

Jun 24 2019

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An extra cash boost has been given to West Midlands Police to help tackle knife crime and you…


Mental health treatment through courts to reduce re-offending

Jun 20 2019

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West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) David Jamieson, Mayor Andy Street and Bir…


PCC calls on government to scrap Vagrancy Act

Jun 19 2019

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The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson has responded to a


PCC looking to support bids into £200m fund

Jun 19 2019

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 The Police and Crime Commissioner is looking to support bids into the government's Yout…


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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.

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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 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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