Police and Crime Commissioners
What do they do?
The Police and Crime Commissioner is a new
role replacing your local police authority. The Police and Crime
Commissioner is responsible for holding the Chief Constable and
police force to account on the public's behalf. 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
- 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
- appointing Chief Constables
and dismissing them if needed.
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
How are they elected?
When you vote in the Police and Crime
Commissioner elections you use the Supplementary vote system.
If only two candidates stand in your area you
use the first-past-the-post system.
Visit our Voting systems page for more information.
When are they elected?
The first Police and Crime Commissioner
elections took place on Thursday 15 November 2012. The Police and
Crime Commissioners elected in November 2012 will serve for
three-and-a-half years. The next elections will take place in May
Where can I find out
There are currently no elections planned in your area.
Your Electoral Registration Office
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