Bob Jones names Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has named Nechells councillor Yvonne Mosquito as his Deputy West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.

 Speaking about the proposed appointment, Bob said,

"I'm delighted to name Yvonne as my Deputy.  She brings a wealth of experience as a councillor, police authority member and community campaigner, and has worked for many years in the voluntary and statutory sectors, including at national level.  We share a deep respect for the traditions of British policing.  We want to see community priorities reflected in policing, and ensure that the public receives a courteous, fair and effective service, with prompt feedback.  Yvonne, being from Birmingham, balances my Black Country background, and we have complementary skills, attributes and characteristics".

Yvonne said, "It is a huge honour to have been asked by Bob to fulfil this important role at a time when policing faces significant financial challenges.  I'm personally committed to ensuring that policing meets the needs of all those that live and work in the West Midlands."

Yvonne will attend a confirmatory hearing on Monday 26 November 2012 before the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel.  The Panel will make a recommendation as to the proposed appointment, only after which can the appointment be confirmed.