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Police and Crime Commission Elections

The Police and Crime Commissioner is responsible for holding the Chief Constable and Police Force to account on the public's behalf.

 

The next Police and Crime Commissioner Election is in 2020.

 

 

When?

This type of election is held every four years.

The first Police and Crime Commission Election took place on Thursday 15 November 2012.

 

What?

Police and Crime Commission Elections take place to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner who is responsible for:

  • holding the Police Force to account.
  • hiring and firing the Chief Constable of the police force.
  • police budgets.
  • setting out policing priorities for the local area.

PCC Elections

Who?

Once elected, the officer will be called the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

They will serve for four years.

To find out who your PCC is visit the police.UK website.

 

Why?

The Police and Crime Commissioner is a new role replacing your local police authority.

The Police and Crime Commissioner oversees how crime is tackled in their area and aims to make sure the police are providing a good service.

The Police and Crime Commissioner role includes:

  • meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing.
  • producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities.
  • deciding how the budget will be spent.
  • appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed.

Where?

The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections take place in 41 police force areas covering England and Wales (excluding London). Each area will have one Police and Crime Commissioner.

 

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