A 'big conversation' about what the public wants from the police is now live.

The police and crime commissioner (PCC), John Campion, is currently working on the public-focus project, which will shape the future of policing in West Mercia over the next four years.

Mr Campion has invited members of communities in the region to make their views known.

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140 residents have so far contributed to the Big Conversation.

Top police figures including West Mercia's temporary chief constable Alex Murray, temporary deputy chief constable Richard Cooper and head of commissioning and policy Claire Richardson will also discuss the public's comments with the PCC.

Mr Campion said: "I would like to thank everyone who got involved in my Big Conversation by submitting their feedback and suggestions – I hope it shows your voice really does matter.

“As I develop my new police and crime plan, I am committed to putting your views at its heart to ensure West Mercia Police continues to deliver a service that matches your priorities over the next four years.”

T/chief constable Murray said: "This was a great opportunity to involve the public and hear what matters to you most, including keeping policing in the heart of their community."