Police and Crime Plan 2014-15
This Police and Crime Plan was agreed on 28 February 2014.
The plan includes commitments to increase public confidence in
policing, while sustaining the downward pattern in recorded
crime. There is a particular focus on hate crime, stop and
search, safer travel and protecting the most vulnerable members of
society. The theme running through the plan is a commitment
to "Pride in Our Police". As former PCC, the late Bob Jones
said, "I want the police to reflect the strong sense of civic
identify that exists in our local authority areas and in your
This Plan was created using a bottom up approach, with its first
building blocks coming from a local level. This was done by
consulting people in their neighbourhoods and feeding their
priorities into the Local Police and Crime Boards, which are
community led. These local plans are the key driver to ensure
local needs are being met by your local police service.
This approach was adopted the ensure that the Plan is able to
reflect people's local priorities as accurately as possible.
The intention of giving this level of attention to detail, was to
make sure there are no gaps between the priorities at local level
and for the West Midlands as a whole.
There continue to be over-arching issues that affect the Force
area as a whole, such as serious organised crime and counter
terrorism. These are included in the strategic plan, which
reflects these issues but also sees how central resources can
deliver plans at city, borough and neighbourhood levels.
West Midlands Police
and Crime Plan 2014-15