Officer numbers up as recruitment push outpaces government targets
We’re continuing to swell the number of officers in our ranks as the force’s recruitment drive outpaces government targets.
A bumper intake of 144 new recruits last month saw us hit our national first year Uplift target, of 366 new officers, four months early.
‘Chilli sauce’ home raider jailed – thanks to public who helped make arrest
Big respect to the man who helped us detain a prolific crook who broke into a 90-year-old woman’s house and sprayed her with a hot chilli sauce mix.
The Good Samaritan heard the elderly woman’s screams when Mohammed Nawaz barged his way into her Hall Green home on 26 August.
WATCH | Passers-by rush to help PC after he's rammed off police bike
People who came to the aid of a police motorcyclist who’d been rammed off his bike were hailed today, as the officer’s attacker faced jail.
PC Steve Lovering had spotted a Seat Leon which he thought could have been one of two recently stolen.
Machetes recovered and men arrested in Birmingham
We've recovered two machetes and arrested four men after stopping a car believed to be linked to disorder in Birmingham city centre last night.
We received reports of up to seven men fighting, with a knife seen, in Swallow Street at just before midnight.
Family tribute as woman murdered in Stockland Green is named
The family of a woman murdered in Stockland Green last week are ‘beyond devastated and heartbroken’ at the loss of Marie Gladders.
Marie, aged 51, from Chemsley Wood, was sadly pronounced dead after we were called to George Road last Thursday evening (12 November).
Robbery pair jailed after knife pulled at One Stop
New footage shows how we pursued two armed robbers after they struck at a supermarket, as they began jail sentences today.
CCTV shows how Karl Jarvis marched up to tills at a One Stop branch brandishing a knife, while Duane Jackson stood guard with a screwdriver at the door.
Two arrested after stolen cars found in Brierley Hill chop shop
We’ve two men in custody after recovering stolen cars from an industrial unit in Brierley Hill this morning (16 November).
Our officers were on patrol in Station Drive at around 4am when they saw two people acting suspiciously by a car.
Arrests made at Wolverhampton Covid-19 gathering breach
This week, we were made aware of a planned gathering in Wolverhampton city centre for today and asked for contact from the individual(s) responsible for organising it so we could get an understanding of what it was for and how it would take place.
Man charged with Stockland Green murder
Detectives investigating after the body of a woman was found at an address in Stockland Green on Thursday (12 November), have charged a man with her murder.
We were called to an address in George Road at around 8.25pm following a report of a woman being stabbed.