West Midlands Police Authority
Colmore Circus Queensway
|West Midlands, England|
|Bishop Dr Derek Webley MBE|
West Midlands Police Authority, a police authority, is the governing body of the West Midlands Police force in the English county of the West Midlands; encompassing Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton..
The Authority has a management board consisting of local councillors and independent members, one of whom is a Magistrate. As of October 2011, the chair is Bishop Dr Derek Webley MBE, of the New Testament Church of God, the first non-politician member of Authority to be elected chair, and the first African Caribbean chair of any police authority in the United Kingdom.