David Jamieson has been your Police and Crime Commissioner since August 2014. He was elected with over 50% of the vote.
David Jamieson is born and bred in the West Midlands.
David qualified as a teacher from St Peter’s C of E College, Saltley, Birmingham and has taught in schools across the Midlands. David served as an MP from 1992 to 2005. From 1997 to 2005 David was a Government Minister.
David is vastly experienced in issues relating to community safety and policing from his roles as an MP, local Councillor in Solihull and as a former member of the West Midlands Police & Crime Panel. As a Transport Minister David worked closely with the Police on road safety issues, was instrumental in giving Police the powers to seize uninsured vehicles and making it illegal to drive whilst using a handheld mobile phone.
As your Police and Crime Commissioner David has protected your local PCSOs from redundancy, made the tough choices needed to maintain recruitment of officers and established the country's first Victims Commission to make sure that support is in place for those that need it most. Recently David has led a national campaign to ban gruesome 'Zombie knives' and has convinced the Government to take action, as you can read about here.
David was born in and lives in Solihull with his wife, Pat.