Update from West Mercia Police & Crime Commissioner
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Hello, welcome to my latest newsletter. This edition includes: the latest investment to support Shropshire rural policing; an initiative I have funded to help West Mercia Police to tackle drug use in Bromsgrove pubs; my support for a Pathfinder initiative that helps save young lives on our roads; £1 million of funding secured for West Mercia communities and my continued commitment to supporting victims of domestic abuse.

 office is working in accordance with government guidelines and, whilst we are again able to take phone calls to our usual OPCC number, I would encourage you to contact us by emailing Any members of the public needing to call the office can do so between 09:00 and 17:00, Monday - Friday. Please note, due to ongoing Covid-19 working guidelines and social distancing, the number of staff and services available each day is restricted. Please stay safe and look out for each other.
Latest news...
Latest investment to support Shropshire rural policing

A robust 4x4 designed to tackle the rural roads of Shropshire has been funded by the PCC.

Read more on my website »
PCC funding to tackle drug use in Bromsgrove

PCC John Campion has funded an initiative to tackle drug use in pubs in Bromsgrove.

Find out what the scheme involves »


It is simply unacceptable to see an increase in assaults on our emergency service workers at a time where, on a daily basis, they are risking their own health to protect us all through this deadly pandemic.

The impacts of these assaults on not only the individuals, but their families, friends and colleagues, must not be under-estimated. I will continue to play my part as Commissioner to ensure that those responsible are brought to justice and those affected are fully supported.

Pathfinder driving initiative saving young lives

Young drivers involved in a PCC-backed initiative are four times less likely to be involved in traffic collisions during their first year on the road, compared with the national average.

Read the full article »
PCC secures over £1 million for communities of West Mercia

The PCC has secured an additional investment of over £1 million to support victims of domestic abuse and reduce criminality in West Mercia.

Read the full story »


Quick thinking boy helps save mum's life

A quick-thinking five-year-old helped to save his mum’s life, after he rang the emergency services when she fell unconscious.

Click here to read the remarkable story » 


Hundreds more domestic abuse victims to receive one-to-one support

Hundreds more domestic abuse victims will receive help as a result of extra dedicated support workers.

Find out more » 

With people at increased risk of domestic abuse under the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, I would like to remind them of the services available to victims. There are many discrete ways to get in touch.

For more information, please visit the West Mercia Women's Aid website:
I would like to remind us all to be safe and follow Government guidelines around social distancing, as we enjoy time with our loved ones on this bank holiday weekend.

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