Preventing crime, protecting the public and helping those in need
West Midlands Police is the second largest police force in
the country, covering an area of 348 square miles and serving a population of
almost 2.8 million.
The region sits at the very heart of the country and covers
the three major centres of Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton. It also
includes the busy and thriving districts of Sandwell, Walsall, Solihull and
Dudley. Leisure, retail and conference amenities, together with Premiership and
Championship football teams, attract millions of visitors annually.
The West Midlands is an area rich in diversity, with 18 per
cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds.
An average of 170,000 motorists travel through the region
daily, making its motorways some of the busiest in Europe.
Against this backdrop, the force deals with more than 2,000
emergency calls for help every day, as well as patrolling the streets and
responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.
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