West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is the local governing body for policing in our area. The PCC has an over-arching duty to secure an effective and efficient police force. The PCC has three main roles, which are to:
- Set the priorities for policing
- Decide the budget for West Midlands Police
- Hold the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to account
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, like other PCCs, is scrutinised and supported by a separate Police and Crime Panel. The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel is made up of twelve councillors from across the West Midlands and two independent members.