The PCC has announced he will shift his focus to "delivering for local communities".

In efforts to highlight the public's priorities, police and crime commissioner John Campion will soon join temporary police chief constable Alex Murray for the next assurance and accountability session, slated for Monday, February 26.

Mr Campion intends to firstly challenge the force on public confidence levels at the meeting.


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Although satisfaction with West Mercia Police has hovered above 80 per cent over the previous year, it presently falls short of the desired 88 per cent target.

"The main driver of confidence is contact with the police," he said, expressing his intention to raise concerns about the performance of the non-emergency 101 line, where average response times have recently risen to four minutes and 31 seconds.

The commissioner also plans to scrutinise the progress of efforts to combat serious organised crime, with an emphasis on the police force's adherence to the four strategic goals set out by the Home Office.

He also intends to delve into the declining satisfaction rates among victims of violent crime.

A significant portion of the meeting is expected to be dedicated to a discussion about how the force is achieving national policing objectives by cutting crime.

Lastly, the PCC has asked for a quarterly HMICFRS update on progress made around the national inspection on the effectiveness of the police and law enforcement bodies’ response to group-based child sexual exploitation.

Mr Campion concluded: "As your voice in policing, I am committed to ensuring you have confidence in West Mercia Police to deliver a level of service you expect and deserve.

"The meeting is a chance for me to support and challenge the Chief Constable to ensure the force is advancing in terms of confidence through their performance, and addressing other key areas within policing."