The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is committed to being as accessible, transparent and open as possible.
The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is the local governing body for policing in our area. It’s the job of the Commissioner to make sure West Midlands Police is run effectively.
Elected by you, the PCC must act as your voice. Crucially the Commissioner does not run the police force on an operational level, but he does hold it to account and make sure the force prioritise the crimes that matter most to the people who elected him. PCCs replaced police authorities in 2012. To do their job they are given significant powers, including the ability to:
- Hire and fire the Chief Constable.
- Set the budget
- Raise council tax
- Set priorities for the police force
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.
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