West Midlands Police (WMP) is the second largest force in the country, covering 348 square miles and a population of over 2.8 million. It is an area rich in diversity, with 18 per cent of its population from ethnic minority backgrounds.
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. 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 street and responding to incidents 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. The force is divided into 10 local policing units (LPUs) covering the whole region and is headed by a Chief Constable who is appointed by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, which is scrutinised and supported by a separate Police and Crime Panel.
Knowledge of UK policing and law enforcement; strategic, tactical and operational analysis; analytical tools and techniques.