West Midlands Police and Crime Panel

The Panel scrutinises and supports the work of the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner to ensure they are effectively addressing policing, community safety and crime issues across the West Midlands.

Panel report on Public Confidence in Policing

The Panel set out to understand the factors that impact public confidence in the police and sought assurance that the Police and Crime Commissioner addressed the issues that undermine public confidence. Our report sets out ten recommendations for the Commissioner to consider.

Download the WMPCP Public Confidence in Policing report

Panel report on the West Midlands Police and Crime Plan 2021 to 2025

On 18 October 2021 the Panel formally reviewed the Police and Crime Commissioner’s draft Police and Crime Plan.

Our report to the Police and Crime Commissioner suggested a number of issues to consider when finalising the document. Our report and the PCC’s response are available to download.

Download the WMPCP Report and the PCC’s response

Next meeting - 14 March 2022

Public Questions

Any member of the public who lives, works or studies in the West Midlands (other than police officers and police staff) can ask a question at the meeting about the Panel’s role and responsibilities.

Please note that the Commissioner has put in place separate arrangements for dialogue with the public.

Questions must be submitted in writing four days before the meeting to the panel officer at wmpcp@birmingham.gov.uk.

Please read our Public Questions Guidance before submitting a question.

Panel Members

The Panel consists of 12 councillors representing the seven West Midlands districts plus two independent members.



Cllr Alex Aitken


Cllr Brett O’Reilly


Cllr Saima Suleman


Cllr Abdul Salam Khan


Cllr Paul Bradley


Cllr Bob Piper


Cllr Yvonne Clements


Cllr Daniel Gibbin


Cllr Suky Samra


Cllr Waheed Rasab


Cllr Jasbir Jaspal Wolverhampton

Cllr Zee Russell


Kristina Murphy

Independent Panel Member

Lionel Walker

Independent Panel Member

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