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Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner supports Stephen Lawrence Commemoration Day

Apr 18 2019

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West Midlands Police to be given short term funding to fight violent crime

Apr 17 2019

The government has confirmed West Midlands Police will be given a one-off payment of £6 million th…


West Midlands Police is recruiting student officers

Apr 16 2019

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West Midlands Police crackdown on irresponsible motorists

Apr 15 2019

Dangerous drivers who risk lives by using their mobile phone at the wheel are being targeted by We…


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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 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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