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Encyclopedia > West Midlands Police
West Midlands Police
Coverage

West Midlands Police area
Area Birmingham, Coventry, Black Country
Size 902 km²
Population 2.6 million
Operations
Formed 1974
HQ Birmingham
Budget {{{budget}}}
Officers 8,461
Operational Command Units 21
Stations
Chief Constable Sir Paul Scott-Lee QPM
Website West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... The Black Country is a loosely defined area of the English West Midlands conurbation, to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... The County of West Midlands is a metropolitan county in western central England with a population of around 2,600,000 people. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Covering an area with nearly 2.6 million inhabitants, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and also the Black Country; the force is made up of 8,461 police officers, supported by 4,082 police staff, 802 special constables and 733 police community support officers. This makes it the second largest force in the country behind the Metropolitan Police and followed narrowly by the Greater Manchester Police.[1] This article is about the British city. ... For other uses, see Coventry (disambiguation). ... Wolverhampton is a city in the historic county of Staffordshire and metropolitan county of the West Midlands. ... The Black Country is a loosely defined area of the English West Midlands conurbation, to the north and west of Birmingham, and to the south and east of Wolverhampton, around the South Staffordshire coalfield. ... Metropolitan Police redirects here. ... Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, in North West England. ...


West Midlands is a partner, alongside two other forces Staffordshire Police and West Mercia Constabulary, in the Central Motorway Police Group. Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... The Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) is a co-operative operation between four police forces in the West Midlands of England. ...

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History

A force, called the West Midlands Constabulary was initially created on April 1, 1966 under the Police Act 1964, with the re-organisation of the Black Country area as the five contiguous county boroughs of Dudley, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton. Dudley Borough Police, Walsall Borough Police and Wolverhampton Borough Police were incorporated wholly into the new force, and it also took in part of the Staffordshire Constabulary and Worcestershire Constabulary. [2] is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... The Police Act 1964 (1964 c. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... Map sources for Dudley at grid reference SO9390 Dudley is a town in the West Midlands, England. ... , Walsall is a large industrial town in the West Midlands of England. ... Warley was a county borough formed in 1966 by the combination of the existing county borough of Smethwick with the towns of Oldbury and Rowley Regis. ... The Public by Will Alsop. ... Wolverhampton is a city in the historic county of Staffordshire and metropolitan county of the West Midlands. ... The West Midlands Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. ...


The force was initially headed by Chief Constable Norman W. Goodchild until 1967, when he was replaced by Edwin Solomon. [3] Chief Constable is the title given to the commanding officer of every territorial police force in the United Kingdom except the two responsible for Greater London. ...


The force was merged again, on April 1, 1974, because of the Local Government Act 1972 which created the new West Midlands metropolitan county, which covered the West Midlands constabulary area along with Birmingham and Coventry and a few other surrounding towns. It amalgamated with the Birmingham City Police and parts of Staffordshire County and Stoke-on-Trent Constabulary, Warwickshire and Coventry Constabulary and West Mercia Constabulary to form the present force. is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Local Government Act 1972 (1972 c. ... Birmingham City Police was a police force responsible for policing the city of Birmingham in the West Midlands of England until 1974, when it was amalgamated under the Local Government Act 1972 with West Midlands Constabulary and parts other forces to form the West Midlands Police. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ...


Under proposals made by the Home Secretary on February 6, 2006, it would merge with Staffordshire Police, West Mercia Constabulary and Warwickshire Constabulary to form a single strategic force for the West Midlands region.[4] The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office and is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Staffordshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the West Midlands of England. ... West Mercia Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the counties of Shropshire (including Telford and Wrekin), Herefordshire and Worcestershire in England. ... Warwickshire Police is the Home Office police force responsible for policing Warwickshire in England. ... The West Midlands is an official Region of England, covering the western half of the Midlands. ...


Because of the prisons' overcrowding crisis in Birmingham in October 2006 three dozen police cells are to be made available to house inmates in Birmingham to help ease. (By contrast, one contemporary account reported, in 1833, that for days the city gaol had been entirely empty.[5]) Despite a dip in the number of prisoners in the same month, prisons in the region are close to capacity or already full. Now between 32 and 44 cells have been set aside at Steelhouse Lane police station, in Birmingham city centre in case of emergency. West Midlands Police has an established agreement with the Prison Service to provide cells in the event they are needed.[6] This article is about the British city. ...


Divisions and departments

West Midlands Police is split into 21 operational command units (OCUs). Each OCU is headed by a chief superintendent who is responsible for the overall policing and management of the area. Each OCU is split into a number of sectors - each headed by an inspector.


OCU STATION NAME

  • D1 Queens Road (Aston)
  • D2 Sutton Coldfield
  • D3 Stechford
  • E1 Bournville Lane
  • E2 Kings Heath
  • E3 Belgrave Road
  • F1 Central Birmingham
  • F2 Rose Road (Harborne, Winson Green, Ladywood)
  • F3 Thornhill Road (Handsworth)
  • G1 Wolverhampton West (Bilston Street)
  • G2 Wolverhampton East (Wednesfield)
  • H1 Walsall
  • H2 Bloxwich
  • J1 Dudley North (Dudley)
  • J2 Dudley South (Halesowen)
  • K1 & K2 Sandwell (West Bromwich and Smethwick)
  • L1 Solihull
  • M1 Little Park Street (Coventry)
  • M2 Chace Avenue (Coventry)
  • M3 Stoney Stanton Road (Coventry)

See also

A Police Constable of West Yorkshire Police on patrol The United Kingdom (UK) does not have one single police service serving the general public; with the exception of various special police forces and of Northern Ireland (which has one unified force, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)), police forces... There are a number of policing agencies in the United Kingdom. ... The West Midlands Fire Service is the statutory fire and rescue service responsible for fire protection, prevention, intervention and emergency rescue in the West Midlands county in England. ... Map of the West Midlands Ambulance Services coverage The West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the authority responsible for providing NHS ambulance services in Herefordshire, Shropshire,Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire, West Midlands, and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region. ...

References

  1. ^ About us
  2. ^ Home Office circular 67-1966 announcing the force's creation
  3. ^ History of WM Police. Accessed via the Wayback Machine on January 31, 2006
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Politics | Police mergers outlined by Clarke
  5. ^ Chambers Historical Newspaper 3.
  6. ^ icBirmingham - Police cells to ease prison crisis

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External links

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