Counter terrorism police around the country have been urging women to persuade their loved one not to travel to Syria.
In Birmingham Det Chief Supt Sue Southern, head of the West Midlands CTU, hosted a lively event for police, Prevent partners, charities and female members of the community.
Police in Dudley are appealing for help to find a 13-year-old boy who has been missing from home nearly three weeks.
Jacob Butler had been living at an address in the Stockport area but is believed to have travelled back to Dudley.
The British model for policing public order is the one of the best in the world according to Canadian police forces, who are sending officers to the UK for training from their West Midlands counterparts.
The force is leading the way nationally in sharing best practice, having recently hosted 11 officers from the North American country for a week-long input.
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of trying to defraud a pensioner out of hundreds of pounds after he answered the door to workmen at his Selly Oak home.
The 71-year-old man had an unexpected call on Tuesday afternoon (22 April) from workmen claiming that his roof needed work.
Two teenagers will appear in court tomorrow (Friday 25 April) to face accusations that they attacked a 25-year-old man in Birmingham city centre just before Christmas.
They were arrested following a public appeal by detectives in January, who released CCTV stills of people they wanted to trace in connection with the alleged assault.