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PCC Responds To Crime Statistics

Jul 19 2018

Today's   show crime is increasing nationally and regionally. The We…

Assistant PCC goes back to school

Jul 16 2018

The 26-year-old returned to Great Barr Academy to deliver an inspirational speech to an assembly …

Officers forced to sleep on sports hall floor

Jul 12 2018

Below is a picture, a statement from the PCC and a statement from Police Federation in relation t…

Thousands of uninsured vehicles seized

Jul 9 2018

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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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