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PCC To Hold Summit On Unauthorised Traveller Encampments

Sep 20 2018

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson is holding a summit on Friday 21 Septem…

On the buses: WMP pioneers road safety scheme to catch distracted drivers

Sep 20 2018

Reckless drivers who use mobile phones at the wheel risk prosecution thanks to a new West Midlands…

200,000 students educated on dangers of knife crime

Sep 14 2018

More than 200,000 students in the West Midlands have been educated about the dangers of kn…

PCC calls on Home Secretary to match fund £2 million

Sep 12 2018

The Police and Crime Commissioner is meeting the Home Secretary tomorrow to call for the governme…

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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.


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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