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Community Safety

Worcestershire is generally a safe place to live and work and Worcestershire County Council recognises that Community Safety affects all our lives. People need to feel safe in their homes, workplaces and neighbourhoods, and this means developing stronger, confident and more cohesive communities.

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Police and Crime Commissioners

On 15th November 2012 the general public had the opportunity to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for West Mercia. The PCC's main responsibilities include:-

  • Setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing
  • Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending
  • Invoking the voice of the public, the vulnerable and victims
  • Contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats
  • Ensuring value for money

More information about Police and Crime Commissioners can be found on

Police and Crime Panels

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) will scrutinise the actions and decisions of the West Mercia PCC and make sure information is available for the public, enabling them to hold the PCC to account. The West Mercia PCP is made up of 15 elected members, reflecting a geographical and political balance for the region with each local authority area of West Mercia being represented by at least one member. There will also be 2 co-opted lay members who will bring additional expertise to the panel. Worcestershire County Council has been appointed as the host authority for the West Mercia PCP.

More information visit the Police and Crime Panel web page.

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This page was last reviewed 13 June 2014 at 8:52.
The page is next due for review 10 December 2015.