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A member of the public wrote: (User did not request a response)

Thank you for the recent handling of case (20bw/215833h/16) pc 9817 welsh pc30124 bowering for the help and support with our intruder who threatened colleagues with a syringe and attempted to steal personal belongings from our staff area. Your help was great to see and a comfort to my colleagues. well done all.

A member of the public wrote:

The local police do a great job in difficult circumstances it is becoming more and more clear the Birmingham City Council including the planning and licencing department are causing significant work for the Police due to poor decisions on Night Club Licencing Shisha Bar Licencing and planning approval. Where these places which are springing up around Digbeth are introducing significant work for the local Police.

The Police say:

Thank you for your support. Your comments will be forwarded to the licensing Inspector and the Inspector who covers the relevant area

A member of the public wrote: (User did not request a response)

West Bromwich police are an utter disgrace the way they come in your home and disrespect you. The look of hate in her eyes has put me off ever calling them again.

A member of the public wrote:

R.'22010' Muhr & S.'22098' Stanaway (Wolverhampton Central LRU) Very supportive and funny assisted in calming me down very efficiently and showed great positivity towards there job and informed me of how I could join the police when I am older and what paths I should go down

The Police say:

Thank you for your kind words. It's great to hear that the officers were able to help you when you needed them and that their positivity may help you to decide your future career path. Your comments have been forwarded to the officers and their supervisors

A member of the public wrote:

I have no faith in the police they are more interested in charging kids for silly things when the serious crimes are no further action which is a utter joke And you ask for a call back and nothing they are payed to uphold the law which isn't being done !!!!! I will no longer call to report a crime and waste my time

The Police say:

Carrie, thank you for your feedback and we are sorry you feel this way. Whether someone is charged or not greatly depends upon the evidence available. It is not decided by judging if it is a 'silly' matter or a serious matter; further, it is not always the decision of the Police. Many a case is referred to the CPS for a decision as to whether someone is charged or not and they can only make this decision with the evidence which the Police have been able to gather. Your refer to 'charging kids with silly things'. Research has shown that many 'kids' who commit 'silly crime' go on to commit more serious crimes later on in life. If the Police and other services can intervene with young people and prevent them from committing 'silly crimes' it may in the long term save them from a life of crime. Again, we are sorry you feel this way.

A member of the public wrote:

Client found not guilty after trial. PNC updated immediately to show no bail conditions. Seeking return of passport from Wolverhampton police station. Told only officer in case (PC Amy Wright). Unacceptable delay of over half an hour despite visit to the station the day before to give notice of intention to retrieve passport. .

The Police say:

We are sorry your client experienced difficulties when attempting to retrieve their passport. We trust this has now been resolved. If not please let us know and we will attempt to assist

A member of the public wrote:

Police officers behaviour absolutely shocking! Because I looked out of my window wondering why street was full of police this is classed as acting suspiciously so I had to let police on to search my home from top to bottom. No common sense amongst them as the culprit it turns out happened to be in my neighbours but the officer said he was "special" so they didn't have to search him. Totally appalling!

The Police say:

I am sorry that you feel this incident was not dealt with in a professional manner. To enable me to identify the incident and attending officers I require further details from you please.

A member of the public wrote:

There was an incident in Lichwood Road, Wednesfield last week which involved something to do with a car parked outside my flat. This car was nothing to do with me but just happened to be parked near to my flat. I happened to look out my window and see several police cars and officers, apparently this makes me look suspicious so I have officers hammering on my door demanding I let them in to search my property. I suggested they were looking in the wrong flat and pointed out another flat they may find more information from. The officers response was "it won't be him he's special ". Just letting you know their attitude was appalling and they frightened me in my own home

The Police say:

I am sorry that you feel this incident was not dealt with in a professional manner. To enable me to identify the incident and attending officers I require further details from you please.

A member of the public wrote:

I filed a complaint to the Police Complaints department way back in July 2016. I had been a victim of threatening behaviour and hate crime as a disabled and gay citizen. To date, despite an officer visiting my home to investigate on September 1st, I have had no letter as promised to outline the results of the investigation, or a visit from the local neighbourhood team as promised, or a named Liaison officer as promised, and then they wonder why the public have no confidence in the police force!

The Police say:

Unfortunately without any personal details I am unable to identify the case and update you, please supply your name and address and I will chase the case up for you.

A member of the public wrote: (User did not request a response)

My 91 year old mother-in-law with early dementure had very unexpectedly gone missing, and we were very concerned as she was always home before dark and temperatures were falling towards freezing. The staff at Bloxwich Station couldn't have been more understanding and responded rapidly by phoning all hospitals in Birmingham, sending out an alert with her photo and searching bus stations. Happily they found her just before midnight, still wandering around, and brought her home safely. We couldn't have asked for a more professional and effective response. Log No 2338.

A member of the public wrote:

I was involved in my first car accident on way to work. The driver was uninsured, abandoned his vehicle and fled the scene. PC Jones and PC Woodcock from Stetchford attended and were great at providing reassurance and helped calm nerves. Despite being left out of pocket, the manner of the police officers was very well received by myself and local community who were watching. This goes a long way considering its my first police contact. I feel it's imperative the guys who do their jobs well and treat the public with such a positive and professional attitude are recognised. Well done to PC Jones and PC Woodcock for making an unpleasant evening a lot easier to get through.

The Police say:

Thankyou for your kind words regarding the way two of our officers dealt with your incident. I have forwarded your perception to their Supervisor for them to be made aware. Public perception is an important part of modern day policing and it is refreshing to hear that the good work is being appreciated, thankyou.

A member of the public wrote:

Just want to recommend Sarah who dealt with crime number 20bn/214253c/16. She displayed positive attitude, was compassionate and caring. I felt that she cares about her job and represent the force well. I want these complements to be kept in her file. Sarah thank you for your positive attitude

The Police say:

Thank you for your kind comments about the professionalism of a force contact officer who I have identified. I have forwarded your perception to the staff member via her Supervisor.

A member of the public wrote:

Disgusting children hurt by a speeding motorist with no license & the police don't even turn up at the scene after me calling 999 twice stating my child needed ambulance & the driver was speeding & had no license the police didn't turn up my husband waited 1 hour & 40 minutes disgusting service

The Police say:

Thank you for your comments regarding this incident. We are sorry you feel this incident was not resourced/handled in the most appropriate manner. We understand that you have now spoken with a supervisor within the Force Contact who has been able to resolve this matter for you. The relevant call handler has been suitably advised regarding the way they dealt with this incident . Further to this the supervisor was able to explain to you certain aspects of this matter which you were not fully aware of at the time. We trust this has been resolved to your satisfaction, albeit there is still an outstanding appointment to be met. We are sorry for any upset this incident may have caused you and your family.

A member of the public wrote:

It was amazing to see a big police presence throughout cheylesmore today - seen two police cars in a matter of a few minutes patrolling the streets which reassures me and other people we are safe.

The Police say:

It's great to hear that we were able to provide you and other members of your community with reassurance and comfort through a visible Police presence. As I am sure you will appreciate this is not always possible due to other commitments within the area. However it is nice to be able to provide it when and where possible.

A member of the public wrote:

My son and daughter attended harbourne station (27 10.2016) arranged by Collin Conlon. The two police officers were beyond professional, helpful and informative. My son has expressed an interest in joining the police force when he leaves school and the visit to harbourne station has reinforced this career path. I would like to thank Collin and the two very enthusiastic police officers for increasing my sons enthusiasm further and making his experience one he will never forget ( my daughter just wants to by pass the police officer stage and go straight to being in CID!) Thanks again Kind regards

The Police say:

Thanks for you very kind words regarding the officers who dealt with your son and daughter at Harbourne Police Station. It's great to hear that the officers left such a good impression on them. Your comments have been forwarded to the officers concerned and their supervisors.

A member of the public wrote:

A police officer called my mum and dads out to investigate fight that happened at 5 o'clock in the day but unfortunately they knocked the door at midnight which terrified my mum and dad H 70+ years of age surely they could call it a more appropriate time

The Police say:

We are sorry the officer caused your parents such distress late at night. It can only be assumed that the seriousness of the incident warranted the officers having to knock doors at that time of night. All assistance from members of the public is greatly appreciated and we would not want to jeopardise any future help however sometimes these unfortunate circumstances cannot be avoided. Please could you pass on our apologies for and stress caused and of course our thanks as well.

A member of the public wrote:

Been trying to report a crime for about an hour on 101. No answer. Tried the Social Media.... all links go back to the West Midlands website. So look like the only way I can report a crime is via 999 or through the good old postal system... thank god I'm not being held at gun point!

The Police say:

We are sorry for the difficulties that you had trying to report the crime. We note that you were eventually able to do so however accept that you will have endured a huge amount of frustration during this process. The staff within the contact centre are fully aware of the calls waiting and work tirelessly to process them professionally and swiftly. Unfortunately sometimes when the demand is particularly high there are members of the public who experience difficulties in getting through. We hope that should you need to call the Police again you do not experience this same problem.

A member of the public wrote:

I am increasing getting frustrated in the manner WMP is continuing to disregard any form of accountability and being upfront with providing basic information. I was asked to provide information in order to have my vehicle released and upon this being undertaken there has been no form of straight forward communication. Absolutely disgusted and appalled by their conduct.

The Police say:

I am sorry that you feel frustrated with the response you have received follwing an incident. If you would like to discuss the matter in detail you can attend your local police station and ask to speak with a Supervisor to discuss your options.

A member of the public wrote:

Good evening I am the above named person presently a security supervisor location Base priory Square Birmingham. My job role are dealing with the public and violence I get a lot of support from the police when seaks assistance. And the attendance is really great. my ambition is to become a police officer. am looking forward to working with the westmidlands police to serve and protect the public at all time .

The Police say:

Thankyou for your kind comments with regard to the support officers provide in your day to day role of security supervisor. It is refreshing to hear that following a positive intercation it has encouraged you to become an officer and with your vauable experience in your current role am sure you will succeed.

A member of the public wrote:

I would just like to thank PC Nick Steventon 7247 for his help, outstanding support and the advice given to me in two very different matters. I found PC Nick Steventon very approachable and reassuring in both matters. The first time I met PC Steventon was in connection with malicious letters sent about the previous owner of my property. I found this an extremely distressing situation and due to the nature of the letters i was clearly very worried. I feel people often complain and rarely give raise and thanks when needed. I therefore would like to formally take this opportunity to thank PC Nick Steventon for the way he supported myself and my family at that particular time. I intended to send this email immediately after the help was given by PC Steventon but never got around to it. I have recently been involved in a road traffic accident and again needed some advice. Nick has yet again given me the reassurance i needed and advised accordingly. Two completely different issue but Nick dealt with both professionally. I believe Mr Steventon is a credit to the West Midlands Police force and would appreciate this be forwarded to his Sargent. Kindest Regards Kate Thompson

The Police say:

Kate, thank you for your kind comments, they havebeen passed on to the officer via his Supervisor.

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