- 54 updates
The first Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands has stopped controversial plans to allow private firms to run parts of the force's core services.
Half a million pounds has already been spent looking at how this would have worked. It was hoped that privatising parts of the police would help plug a £126 million funding gap.
But Bob Jones, the Commissioner who starts in his new role today, says the force should be accountable to the public, not shareholders.
Andy Charles has been appointed as the Police Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.
Paddy Tipping is the new and first Police Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire.
He says he knows what he has to do.
The Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police has congratulated Paddy Tipping on his appointment as Nottinghamshire's Police Crime Commissioner.
Paddy Tipping has been sworn in as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire this morning.
To find out more about what a PCC is and what they will be doing read here.
Newly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire are making their Declaration of Acceptance of Office at separate venues ahead of starting work on Thursday.
Pictured here is Alan Charles being sworn in as PCC for Derbyshire.
To learn what a PCC actually is click here.
Newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners from across the East Midlands will take oaths today to accept their new roles. They were voted into power on Friday.
Their responsibilities include overseeing policing and controlling force budgets. Alan Charles is the new PCC for Derbyshire, Paddy Tipping is the new PCC for Nottinghamshire, and Sir Clive Loader is the new PCC for Leicestershire