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Background Information

Police and Crime Commissioners

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 abolished police authorities in England and Wales in favour of directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).  41 elections took place on 15 November 2012.  

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Bob Jones was elected West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner in November 2012, but died on 1 July 2014, before the end of his term of office, which was due to finish in May 2016.  A by-election for a new West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner is therefore required.  This will take place on 21 August 2014.

What are Police and Crime Commissioners?

You can find out more about what PCCs are and how they will work in the section of this site called PCC Powers and Responsibilities.

Why did the government introduce PCCs?

Below is a Home Office video from 2012 featuring Policing Minister Damian Green explaining the role and rationale for the introduction of PCCs.


Further information