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Government takeover of Birmingham Prison welcomed

Aug 20 2018

The government has announced that it will takeover the running of HMP Birmingham.

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In respo…

£1 million fund to improve safety

Aug 17 2018

The Police and Crime Commissioner is urging community groups in the West Midlands to bid for a sha…

PCC responds to letter from Home Office Minister

Aug 17 2018

Responding to the letter sent to the PCC by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, …

Voluntary Sector Development Day

Aug 14 2018

Voluntary Sector Development Day

Venue: BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, 138 Digbeth, Bir…

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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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