This is a statutory part of the PCC’s role, and performance in this area is continually monitored.
PCC John Campion aims to be a strong and powerful voice for the people of West Mercia, representing their views about how crime and disorder is prevented and its consequences are tackled.
In December and June 2018, the Commissioners Formal Holding to Account Meeting with the Chief Constable were broadcast live on Facebook. To watch the meetings in full and to find out how you can get involved in the future click here.
Aside from this the Commissioner has not held any formal public meetings, preferring instead to meet people on an informal basis.
You can see the PCCs, DPCCs and Community Ambassadors forthcoming engagements here.
To make your views known to John you can contact him and/or take part in consultations about specific issues. Below is a comprehensive list of all the consultations and their outcomes that have been undertaken since John came into post.
Drugs Strategy Consultation (7th March 2019 – 24th March 2019)
This consultation relates to how the PCC proposes to fulfil his duties and work with others to effectively tackle drug abuse in West Mercia. You can view the draft drugs strategy here. The summary report will be published in due course.
Budget Consultation (17th December 2018- 20th January 2019)
This publication consultation was to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to increase officer numbers, and to increase the council tax precept.
Budget Consultation (20th December 2017- 19th January 2018)
This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to increase the council tax precept.
Fire Governance Consultation ( 12 June- 11 September 2017)
This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to take on the roles of our two local Fire Authorities.
Budget Consultation (9 – 23 January 2017)
This public consultation was held to enable people to comment on the PCC’s proposal to freeze the policing precept.
Safer West Mercia Plan Consultation (1 August- 16 September 2016)
This public consultation was held to shape the draft Safer West Mercia Plan. Associated documents:
- West Mercia Police and Crime Panel’s comments on the draft plan
- The Commissioner’s response to the Police and Crime Panel comments
- A summary of the comments received during the public consultation and the Commissioner’s response
Have your say on making your community safer (3- 17 June 2016)
There were two versions of this survey, one for public and one for personnel with West Mercia Police. Both sought opinions on policing priorities to help inform the Safer West Mercia Plan. The Consultation is now closed but you can read a summary of the consultation results here:
PCC Commitment to Victims (May to July 2016)
This consultation is now closed. The responses were used to form the Victim’s Charter which can be viewed here.