Police and Crime Commissioner
Perry Beeches The Academy welcomed David Jamieson into school to meet some of our year 10 and 11 students. David is the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands. He has an overarching duty to secure an effective and efficient police force. David explained his three main roles which are to set the priorities for policing, decide the budget for West Midlands Police and hold the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police to account. Students asked David about his career to date, asked the qualities he felt he needed to take on his role. He shared a vast number of experiences.
Inspector Karen Geddes gave an overview on the introduction of CitySafe Havens, newly launched in the City. A CitySafe Haven is a public space to seek refuge in a difficult situation. Karen encouraged the students to speak up and identify places locally where they can go and feel safe. She will then feed this back to Citizens UK who is leading on the project.
The visit was a brief snap shot into the lives of such influential figures and the students were truly inspired by the work of the David Jamieson, West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner.