The force had earmarked £30.6 million for two huge 60-cell blocks, which are due to be built in Bromford Lane, Oldbury, and Holford Drive, Perry Barr
The police merger plan would see West Midlands, West Mercia, Warwickshire and Staffordshire police join forces.
The @MentalHealthCop Twitter account was suspended after he highlighted resource problems at West Midlands Police
Report accused Police Federation of giving false account of meeting with Sutton Coldfield MP
Award-winning @MentalHealthCop regularly posted about policing and mental health issues and had been praised by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.
In open letter in a national newspaper, 40 signatories described University of Birmingham’s actions as 'at odds with freedom of speech and the right to protest'
Labour Police Commissioner Bob Jones had to persuade a group of politicians from across the West Midlands not to veto his plans for a three per cent
rise in the police precept on council tax.
Old-style traffic enforcement cameras using film were taken out of action across the West Midlands last year.
Regulation A19 forced police officers to retire after 30 years of service.
In all, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones has given the green light for the recruitment of 550 extra staff after councillors backed the force’s 2014/15 budget
By far the worst offenders were hospital trusts, which admitted it was a problem caused by huge sites and complex alarm systems
Officers raided seven homes and two business across Birmingham and arrested the four suspects after intelligence was handed over by mobile phone manufacturers.
Chf Const Chris Sims told a committee of MPs that pay cuts and criticism from politicians and the media has left the rank and file feeling under siege
Letters opposing a new Broad Street venue, called Paradise, have poured in from businesses, the Repertory Theatre and an MP
After stepping through the main doors, there is virtually no connection with the outside world and detainees are left in the stark surroundings to contemplate their fate
retired chief superintendent Neil Evans and deputy chief constable Dave
Thompson have both received the Queen’s Police Medal
West Midlands businesses are being blackmailed by gangs of organised cyber criminals who are charging monthly fees for them to access their own databases.
Councils across the West Midlands are bracing themselves for another round of funding cuts
West Midlands Police announced last month that Commissioner Bob Jones is planning to use £60 million of cash reserves and a 6p per week increase in council tax to fund the recruitment of new officers.
West Midlands Police deal with almost ten cases of metal theft every day, it has emerged.