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Focused on ensuring West Mercia Police is delivering for the public, Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion is holding an assurance and accountability session with Chief Constable Pippa Mills on Monday 5 June.

The latest formal meeting on performance will see the Chief Constable facing questions from the PCC on the force’s progress to improve outcomes for victims, response times to crimes and more.

This will be another opportunity for PCC John Campion to support and challenge the Chief Constable to ensure the public are feeling the benefits of his investments.

There will also be an update from the Chief Constable on how the force is delivering on the National Priorities for Policing, set by the Home Office.

The priorities focus on achieving significant reductions in crime that impact communities including murder, serious violence, neighbourhood crime and drugs supply/county lines.

To conclude the meeting, the PCC will seek reassurance on progress following the findings from the 2021/22 PEEL report. The report flagged a ‘cause of concern’ calling for changes on how West Mercia Police investigates crimes, supervises investigations and updates victims alongside sixteen ‘areas for improvement’.

PCC John Campion: “As your voice in policing, I am focused on ensuring your police force is delivering on the issues that matter to you.

“This latest formal meeting will be another opportunity to support and challenge the Chief Constable to ensure the necessary improvements are being made to put victims and survivors first and build a more secure West Mercia, as set out in my Safer West Mercia Plan.”