On this page you will find the Police and Crime Commissioner’s publications.
Police and Crime Plan
Following the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May 2021, John Campion published his 2021-2025 Safer West Mercia Plan in December 2021. This document sets out the Commissioner’s strategic objectives for policing and crime during his term of office.
End of Term Report
You can view the End of Term Report which provides an overview of the PCC’s time in office from 2016-2020.
Joint Corporate Governance Framework
The Joint Corporate Governance Framework, which includes the Financial Regulations, has been in existence across West Mercia since the inception of Police and Crime Commissioners and the creation of Chief Constables as separate legal entities. The Corporate Governance Framework was fundamentally reviewed for April 2014 with the transfer of staff to the Chief Constables. Further comprehensive reviews have been undertaken yearly since. Click the links below to view the 2023 version.
(Please email [email protected] if you would like these PDFs in an accessible format)
The Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2022-23 was presented to West Mercia’s Police and Crime Panel in July 2023. The annual report provides a strategic overview of the activity undertaken in support of the Safer West Mercia Plan during the year. To view the Panel’s response to the report click here and to view the PCC’s response to the Panel click here.
The Community Remedy Document
When dealing with low level crime and anti-social behaviour, Community Remedy gives victims a say in how the offender is punished. It allows police in their local areas to deal with low level crime and manage the offenders within the community in consultation with the victim.
Precept (Council Tax) Leaflet
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2023/24
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2022/23
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2021/22
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2020/21
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2019/20
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2018/19
- Summary of the precept and budget for 2017/18
The Commissioner pledged to deliver a new Victims’ Charter for West Mercia within 100 days of taking office.
The charter creates a means of detailing precisely what services victims can expect and what the police and other partners are expected to provide. It is a means by which the PCC, the police and contracted partners can be held to account for delivering improved and consistent services.
Click here to view the charter.
Town and Parish Council Survey Results
The results of this survey are used to shape policing priorities. 182 Town and Parish Councils took part in the most recent survey.
Public Confidence and Perceptions Survey Results
The PCC has commissioned research to measure public confidence and perceptions related to policing and crime in West Mercia. The public confidence reports can be found here.
This document was published in 2022. The strategy sets out the joint approach to crime prevention from the PCC and West Mercia Police.
Communications and Engagement Strategy
This documented was published in 2021. The strategy sets out the PCC’s commitments for how he will communicate and engage with communities and partners throughout his term of office.
Commissioning and Grants Strategy
Serious Organised Crime Strategy
This strategy outlines how I will deliver on my responsibilities as Commissioner in a policing and crime context, and how the PCC 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.
Domestic Abuse Strategy
The Commissioner is committed to reducing harm and protecting the most vulnerable people, which includes putting victims and survivors first. Domestic abuse is just one of the biggest crimes affecting society day in, day out. The Domestic Abuse Strategy has four key themes:
- Preventing violence and abuse
- Provision of services
- Partnership working
- Pursuing perpetrators
Road Safety Strategy
The Road Safety Strategy sets out the PCC’s vision for reducing harm on the roads of West Mercia. This strategy has three key themes.
- Reducing casualties through prevention
- Effective enforcement
- Offender rehabilitation and victim support
Estates Management Strategy
The Estates Management strategy outlines the Police and Crime Commissioner’s duty to ensure the police estate portfolio is effective and efficient.
Modern Slavery Statement
The Modern Slavery Statement sets out the steps the PCC will take to safeguard against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.