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John Campion is seeking a new Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner to complete his team to deliver a safer West Mercia.

Engaging with communities and making sure their voice is heard within policing and crime is a key element of the PCC’s function. It is vital to ensuring local services reflect the needs of local people. This will form a central, core part of the new Assistant PCC role, supporting the PCC to hear from all of the diverse communities across one of the biggest policing areas in the country.

Previously the PCC was supported in this area by a team of five part-time Community Ambassadors. The new Assistant PCC role replaces that scheme with a new role, which will work closely and directly with the Commissioner whilst maintaining a focus on the community, and help deliver a financial efficiency within the Commissioner’s team.

John Campion said: “The community must always be at the heart of policing and engagement with communities is key to ensuring local issues and priorities are understood and acted upon. This role will be focused on seeking out, building and maintaining those key relationships with local communities and partners that will ultimately help me ensure the police are providing the best possible service to the public, and deliver a safer West Mercia for our communities.”