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Draft Statement of Accounts available to audit

May 25 2018

The Draft Statement of Accounts for 2017-18 are now available to audit here.

Assistant PCC visits Holyhead school to deliver inspirational careers talk

May 24 2018

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner, Ashley Bertie visited Holyhead school yesterday to delive…

PCC reacts to new Home Secretary's first speech

May 23 2018

In reaction to the Home Secretary's speech to the Police Federation conference in Birmingham, Wes…

New weapon surrender bin opens in Oldbury

May 21 2018

The West Midlands police force area now has 15 weapon surrender bins as the Police and Crime Comm…

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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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