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PCC to host annual Cyber Summit

Oct 18 2018

The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (in association with Get Safe Online) invite you t…

PCC responds to crime statistics

Oct 18 2018

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

Youth Commissioners elected

Oct 18 2018

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Sixteen young people have been chosen as the West Midlands' new Youth Commissioners. &n…

Mum stabbed 8 times by former partner welcomes Commissioner’s new scheme designed to help give victims closure

Oct 16 2018

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A woman whose former boyfriend stabbed her eight times whilst she was pregnant has welcomed …

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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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