Policing in Dudley borough is split into 24 neighbourhood teams that are co-terminus with local authority ward boundaries.
Each of these neighbourhood teams has a dedicated sergeant, a number of dedicated police officers, volunteer special constables and also numerous police community support officers (PCSOs)
To find out more about your local policing team, visit the link below.
For all non-emergency calls dial 0345 113 5000. Only call 999 in an emergency or if you witness a crime taking place.
To find out more visit West Midlands Police website
The West Midlands Police and Crime Panel is a joint committee of the seven West Midland’s councils set up in November 2012 to scrutinise and support the Police and Crime Commissioner.
Bob Jones, the Police Crime Commisioner (PCC), is responsible for deciding the priorities and budget for West Midlands Police, as well as supporting broader community safety activities across the region.
The panel has a dual role to both scrutinise and support the PCC. It acts as a critical friend – assisting him through independent challenge.
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 requires the panel to undertake a number of tasks:
- reviewing the draft police and crime plan to ensure local priorities have been considered
- scrutinising the commissioner’s annual report
- scrutinising the decisions and actions of the commissioner
- reviewing, and potentially vetoing, the commissioner’s proposed policing precept (the money collected from council tax for policing)
- holding confirmation hearings for the proposed appointment of a Chief Constable, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner and senior support staff
- consideration of non-criminal complaints against the PCC or his deputy
For more information about the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel go to www.birmingham.gov.uk/wmpcp