Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) John Campion is set to hold a pivotal Assurance and Accountability session with Chief Constable Pippa Mills on Thursday, 31 August. The focus of the meeting will be the force's performance, especially its confidence strategy, which has not met its 88 per cent target nearly a year after its release.

Chief Constable Mills will be questioned on various performance areas, including the 101 non-emergency service, online crime reporting, and adherence to the victim’s code of practice. Furthermore, she will address how the force is tackling national policing priorities set by the Home Office. These priorities encompass serious violence, homicide, drugs and county lines, neighbourhood crime, cybercrime, and victim satisfaction.

The session will also delve into the national inspection of vetting, misconduct, and misogyny within West Mercia Police. Chief Constable Mills will discuss the force's progress concerning the national recommendations by HMICFRS on vetting effectiveness and counter-corruption arrangements. She will also shed light on the advancements made against the five national areas for improvement.

PCC John Campion commented, "I am dedicated to ensuring the public has confidence in West Mercia Police. This meeting provides an opportunity to both support and challenge the Chief Constable, ensuring the force is elevating confidence levels through their performance and addressing other pivotal areas in policing."