Have You Got What It Takes?
Released on behalf of the West Mercia Police Authority
On 15 November 2012, the English and Welsh public will elect a police and crime commissioner who will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police force area.
West Mercia Police Authority is holding initial briefings for anyone interested in becoming a Police and Crime Commissioner at West Mercia Police's headquarters at Hindlip Hall, Worcester, between 10 am and 12 noon on Friday 4th and Monday 21st May 2012. The briefings will feature a short video on police operations, talks from the Chief Constable and the Police Authority Chief Executive and a question and answer session.
David Brierley, Chief Executive of West Mercia Police Authority, said "Anyone who is interested in becoming a Police and Crime Commissioner and meets the criteria is very welcome to attend. To ensure we have enough room, persons must book a place, for either date, by telephoning the Police Authority on 01743 264690 or emailing [email protected]."
Candidates must be British, Commonwealth or EU citizens, be 18 years of age or over and a resident in the West Mercia Police force area, which covers Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire.
You cannot stand for election as a Police and Crime Commissioner if you have ever been convicted of an imprisonable offence or you are a public servant.
Information about the role of Police and Crime Commissioner is available on the Police Authority website, here:
Issued: Wednesday 25 April 2012