Skip to main content

Blog What Works

Cabinet Office

Alex Murray

Alex Murray OBE is Temporary Assistant Chief Constable in the West Midlands Police, and founder of the Society for Evidence Based Policing.

How are experiments in the Midlands leading to safer streets?

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: Case studies, Guest blogs
West Midlands police are testing and learning from different approaches to several community safety challenges.

The police are in a tricky position. When crime rates go down it is often claimed as a success for great policing.  When they go up we can become socio-economic commentators, blaming the bad news on the economy, unemployment or the rise of digital technology.  We can’t have it both ways!