Hate Crime Awareness Week Message
Joint message from West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
David Jamieson and Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners Ashley
Bertie and Judy Foster ahead of National Hate Crime Awareness
"The West Midlands is a diverse region, where people from different
backgrounds and cultures get on. We are all proud of that and will
not let that change.
"Hate crime is not acceptable and tackling the crime is a priority
of ours and West Midlands Police have a zero-tolerance policy on
it. If it is reported it will be investigated.
"People in the West Midlands have different views on certain
issues, but one thing that unites us all is that we are tolerant,
decent people who get on with each other. Hate crimes are committed
by a tiny minority of people.
"We are proud to live in a region where communities come together
regardless of race, faith or sexuality and anyone who tries to
create disharmony and division will not succeed.
"If you are a victim of, or see any evidence of hate crime please
report it. It is only by reporting the crime that we can tackle
If people experience hate crime, they can:
- In an emergency dial 999 for help.
- Phone West Midlands Police on 101 and ask for their local
- Complete the True Vision online reporting form at www.report-it.org.uk
- Go to a 3rd Party Hate Crime Reporting Centre. There are more
than 200 across the West Midlands.
Download 3rd Party Reporting Centres
National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from Saturday 8
October - Saturday 15 October.