West Midlands Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. Covering an area with nearly 2.9 million inhabitants, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and also the Black Country; the force is made up of 7,442 Police Officers, supported by 3,029 Police Staff, 527 Special Constables and 676 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) – with these 11,147 employees, this makes it the second-largest force in England behind the Metropolitan Police and third-largest force in the United Kingdom after the aforementioned force and Police Scotland.

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  • West Midlands Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. Covering an area with nearly 2.9 million inhabitants, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and also the Black Country; the force is made up of 7,442 Police Officers, supported by 3,029 Police Staff, 527 Special Constables and 676 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) – with these 11,147 employees, this makes it the second-largest force in England behind the Metropolitan Police and third-largest force in the United Kingdom after the aforementioned force and Police Scotland. The force is currently led by Chief Constable Dave Thompson. The force area is divided into ten (LPUs), each being served by four core policing teams – , , and – with the support of a number of specialist crime teams. These specialist teams include , and a who provide a twenty-four-hour availability to attend reported incidents involving the use of firearms and knives. From comparative data published by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary for the twelve months up to September 2013, West Midlands Police recorded 62.93 crimes per 1000 population against an average for England and Wales of 61.39. Total recorded crime was down 3% on the same period the previous year against an average of a 3% fall nationally. Detection rates for the same period were 23% against a national average of 29% and victim surveys indicated 84.76% of victims were satisfied with overall service provided by West Midlands Police compared against a national average of around 85%. West Midlands Police is a partner, alongside Staffordshire Police and West Mercia Police, in the Central Motorway Police Group. The force is party to a number of other resource sharing agreements including the National Police Air Service under which its helicopter is made available as a resource for neighbouring forces. (en)
  • West Midlands Police (WMP) − brytyjska formacja policyjna, pełniąca funkcję policji terytorialnej na obszarze hrabstwa metropolitalnego West Midlands. Według stanu na 31 marca 2012, służba liczy 7826 funkcjonariuszy, co daje jej drugie miejsce pod względem liczebności wśród policji terytorialnych w Anglii, po stołecznej Metropolitan Police Service. (pl)
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  • Ayoub Khan
  • Bill Etheridge
  • Cath Hannon
  • Derek Webley
  • Matt Bennett
  • Mike Rumble
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  • DS James Stanford QPM. Fatally stabbed; posthumously awarded Queen's Police Medal
  • Handsworth Riots: Race riots in Handsworth and Lozells on two consecutive nights, following rumours of an alleged gang rape of a teenage black girl by a group of South Asian men.
  • Birmingham Pub Bombings: Twenty one people killed and one hundred and eighty two injured after devices exploded in the Mulberry Bush and Tavern in the Town pubs in Birmingham City Centre
  • London Olympic Games: Officers from across the West Midlands were involved in policing events in the region and were deployed on Mutual Aid to help assist other forces.
  • Review of South Yorkshire Police following the Hillsborough Disaster: Force called in to investigate South Yorkshire officers' conduct after the 1989 stadium crush. It has since been proven that they altered witness statements and alleged that they pressured and bullied witnesses to change their statements about the disaster.
  • PC David Christopher Green. Fatally stabbed during an arrest
  • Murder of Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis in a gang-related drive-by machine-gunning.
  • PC Anthony John Salt. Fatally injured by falling on a mechanical digger after getting drunk on duty
  • PC Colin John Hall. Collapsed attending a disturbance and died
  • Operation Gamble: A plot by British Pakistanis in Birmingham to kidnap and behead a British Muslim soldier. Eight homes and four businesses were raided after an investigation involving intelligence services and other police forces. The investigation led to 9 arrests, 6 of whom were charged.
  • England Riots: Large scale disorders across England affecting the centres of Birmingham, Wolverhampton and West Bromwich, following the death of Mark Duggan
  • PC Malcolm Edward Walker. Fatally injured when his motorcycle was struck during a police pursuit
  • PC Albert Willits. Shot dead while attempting to arrest three men
  • PC Andrew Stephen Le Comte. Fell from a roof while searching for suspects
  • Papal visit to the United Kingdom: Large policing operation to assist with security measures during Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United Kingdom which included a mass of Beatification in Cofton Park and dinner at St Mary's College, New Oscott, Sutton Coldfield.
  • DC Michael Swindells QGM. Fatally stabbed; posthumously awarded Queen's Gallantry Medal
  • PC Charles Phillip Gunter. Fatally injured by thrown brick while attempting to disperse a disorderly crowd
  • PC Charles William Sheppard. Beaten to death attending a disturbance
  • PC Gavin Richard Carlton. Shot by armed robber during a police pursuit
  • Birmingham tornado: Officers involved in rescue and recovery operation following a tornado touching down in Sparkbrook.
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  • West Midlands Police (WMP) − brytyjska formacja policyjna, pełniąca funkcję policji terytorialnej na obszarze hrabstwa metropolitalnego West Midlands. Według stanu na 31 marca 2012, służba liczy 7826 funkcjonariuszy, co daje jej drugie miejsce pod względem liczebności wśród policji terytorialnych w Anglii, po stołecznej Metropolitan Police Service. (pl)
  • West Midlands Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. Covering an area with nearly 2.9 million inhabitants, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and also the Black Country; the force is made up of 7,442 Police Officers, supported by 3,029 Police Staff, 527 Special Constables and 676 Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) – with these 11,147 employees, this makes it the second-largest force in England behind the Metropolitan Police and third-largest force in the United Kingdom after the aforementioned force and Police Scotland. (en)
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