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Only one Midland cyclist a year charged with jumping red lights

The maximum fine for jumping a light is £1,000 – the same as for motorists – but figures suggest it is not a major problem despite common myths

West Midlands Police could lose another £20m in funds

Analysis by PwC suggests a new system could see funding for the force drop by another £20m

Drivers in the West Midlands will soon be allowed to submit footage from dashcams to police exclusive

West Midlands Police to use 'dashcam' footage

Region's force will allow people to submit video of poor driving to be considered for prosecution case

Pressure to end unfair funding for West Midlands Police

System which leaves region's police poorer could be axed following pressure on the Home Office

Over 1,000 assaults on West Midlands Police officers

New data shows 1,105 assaults were committed against officers both on and off duty over a three-year period

Council leaders launch the prospectus for the proposed West Midlands Combined Authority

Whitehall millions bypass Midlands on way north

Region's MPs angry over shocking shortfall in handouts to West Midlands compared to other regions

West Midlands Police

'Street triage' cuts detentions under Mental Health Act

The initiative aims to give people suffering from mental health issues much better initial support on the city’s streets

High-tech kit to revolutionise smaller police force as jobs go

Private partnership to create a 'digitally capable force' as swingeing cuts hit home

Chris Sims has announced he will leave the post of West Midlands Police chief constable next year

West Midlands Police chief to step down

Chris Sims announces his resignation from top job after six 'challenging' years in post as hunt starts to find his successor

5pc police cut would 'put a spanner' in modernisation

Mr Jamieson has spoken out against further cuts which are expected to be announced in the Chancellor’s emergency budget next month

Seizing the opportunity to secure our prosperity

A combined authority and new investment into the West Midlands is a once-in-a-generation opportunity the West Midlands, argues police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

Cuts have hit West Midlands Police harder than most

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner condemns unfair Whitehall funding

Machismo culture of police work ‘leading to mental problems’

Mental health problems among police officers are rife, with a ‘pressure-cooker’ workplace leaving many on the verge of breakdowns.

West Midlands Police seizes private data 90 times a day

New report from campaign group Big Brother Watch shines a light on how much personal communication is accessed by police forces across the UK

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

David Jamieson hints at West Midlands metro mayor bid

David Jamieson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands, offered a warm welcome to the Government’s planned Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill.

A driver uses her mobile phone behind the wheel

1,600 caught using mobile phones behind the wheel in West Midlands

Police warn drives still flout law every day on the region’s roads – and back a driving ban for those who continue to flout the law

West Midlands police and crime commissioner David Jamieson

West Midlands Police chief says 'No plan B' for force without change

Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson has warned of serious consequences if a reduction in the force's budget expected to be around 40 per cent is pushed through over the next five years.

Fears over rising domestic violence in public places

A report by the West Midlands Police and Crime Board revealed violence in public had increased by more than 1,000 offences

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David Jamieson

Wake-up call after rise in reports of sexual offences

Police commissioner David Jamieson gives stark warning over rising crime which is being fuelled by 20 per cent increase in sexual offences

West Midlands' most prolific speed cameras rack up £3.3m in fines

Freedom of Information request shows top 30 sites in the region for clocking speeding drivers during 2014

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