Across the region, 1751 staff and PCSO roles have been cut from forces since 2010
Data from the Home Office, analysed by the GMB Union has found a reduction of 18% in staff roles across the West Midlands
In the West Midlands force, nearly half of PCSO jobs have been lost - taking the current number from 826 to 437.
Meanwhile in the West Mercia force, there's been a total drop of 16% of staff and PCSO jobs in the last 10 years.
GMB National Officer, Rachel Harrison, said “GMB members undertake essential jobs – police forces could not function without out them but cuts are forcing the service to breaking point."
We've contacted both the West Mercia and West Midlands Police forces for a comment.