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On this page you will find the Police and Crime Commissioner’s publications.

Police and Crime Plan

The Commissioner’s Safer West Mercia Plan was first published in October 2016 and subject to minor revision in July 2020. It is the document in which the PCC sets out their strategic objectives for policing and crime during their term of office. You can view the plan as originally published.

Annual Report

The Commissioner’s Annual Report for 2020-21 was presented to West Mercia’s Police and Crime Panel in August 2021. The annual report provides a strategic overview of the activity undertaken in support of the Safer West Mercia Plan during the year. The Panel’s response to the report and the PCC’s response to the Panel will be published here when available.

Budget Report

View the 2021/22 budget report.

Precept (Council Tax) Leaflet

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 link to view the 2020 version.  2020 Joint Corporate Governance Framework.

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.

Communications and Engagement Strategy

This documented was published in June 2017. 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

This document was published in 2016, and has since been updated to reflect the PCC’s commitments around the services commissioned. 

Victims Charter

The charter was published in August 2016 and 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.

Role of PCC Leaflet

This leaflet outlines the PCCs role.

Safer West Mercia Plan Leaflet

This leaflet gives an overview of the Safer West Mercia plan.

Estates Management Strategy

This strategy outlines the Police and Crime Commissioner’s duty to ensure the police estate portfolio is effective and efficient.

Town and Parish Council Survey Results

The results of this survey are used to shape policing priorities. 128 Town and Parish Councils took part in the most recent survey which was online for three months.

View the results from the 2020 Town and Parish Council survey.

View the results from the 2019 Town and Parish Council survey.

View the results from the 2018 Town and Parish Council survey.

Public Confidence and Perceptions

The PCC has commissioned research to measure public confidence and perceptions related to policing and crime in West Mercia. The reports can be found here.

Drugs Strategy

The PCC’s commitment to tackling the misuse of drugs in our communities is outlined within this strategy document.

Rural Crime Strategy

The PCC’s commitment to addressing crime in our rural communities is outlined within this strategy document.

Serious Organised Crime Strategy

This strategy outlines how I will deliver on my responsibilities as Commissioner in a policing and crime context, and how I 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

As Commissioner, I am 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 PCCs 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

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement sets out the steps the PCC will take to safeguard against Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

Victim and Witness Strategy

View the Victim and Witness Strategy here.

End of Term Report

You can view the End of Term Report which provides an overview of the PCC’s time in office.