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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

West Midlands Police

West Midland job hunters wait two months for criminal records check

More than 4,000 West Midlands job hunters have been waiting for more than 60 days for police to complete criminal record checks.

David Jamieson has called for greater diversity among officers at West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police recruit one black officer in 160-strong intake

Commissioner David Jamieson calls on force to do more to 'look like the public it serves' following first round of recruitment since 2010

Tory candidate Afzal Amin pledges to fight suspension over EDL plot row

Conservative Dudley North candidate set for showdown talks after suspension announced over the weekend

Chris Sims, chief constable of West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police will be smallest in its history by 2020

Chief constable Chris Sims says we are building a model for future policing as five-year plan is outlined

West Midlands Police

Police reject 'wild West Midlands' gun crime claim

West Midlands Police has rejected claims the region has become the gun crime capital of England and Wales.

West Midlands Police push to educate firms about cyber crime

Police have launched an urgent initiative to try to counter the rise in highly sophisticated cyber-criminals targeting West Midlands firms.

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