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.
The PCC holds several one to one question and answer sessions across the force area. You can find more details of these here:
Other face to face surgeries are held as part of wider campaigns, including the Road Focus campaign, of which you can find details of here and the Rural Focus campaign, of which you can find details of here.
Several Formal Holding to Account Meetings with the Chief Constable have been broadcast live on Facebook. To watch the meetings in full and to find out how you can get involved in the future click here.
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.
Road Safety Strategy (21st February 2020 – 20th March 2020)
The Road Safety Strategy sets out the PCCs vision for reducing harm on the roads of West Mercia. The consultation will enable people to comment on the proposals.
Budget Consultation (6th January 2020- 24th January 2020)
This public consultation was to enable people to comment on the PCC’s budget proposals.
Rural Crime Strategy Consultation (10th October 2019- 8th November 2019)
A consultation was held on this strategy, which outlines how the Commissioner will, how the commissioner will:
- Improve confidence that rural communities have in the police.
- Ensure the financial resources he has committed to rural crime, provide a dedicated team within each policing area.
- Ensure victims of crime in rural areas receive the support they need, and are not disadvantaged by their location.
Serious Organised Crime Strategy Consultation ( 9th July 2019- 15th August 2019)
This consultation related to how, the PCC will deliver on his responsibilities in a policing and crime context, outlining how he will continue to actively work with local and national partners to embed a single whole-system approach to tackling Serious Organised Crime within West Mercia. You can read the final strategy and summary report here.
Drugs Strategy Consultation (7th March 2019 – 24th March 2019)
This consultation related to the PCC proposals to fulfil his duties and work with others to effectively tackle drug abuse in West Mercia. This shaped the final drugs strategy which you can view here.
Budget Consultation (17th December 2018- 20th January 2019)
This public 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.