Police and Crime Commissioners

In November 2012, the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections were held in England and Wales. In 41 police force areas, the public had the opportunity to elect a PCC to be responsible for delivering an effective police service in their local area. 

PCCs replaced Police Authorities in England and Wales and were introduced by the government with the aim of making the police accountable to the public and so that chief constables and their forces could be held to account. PCCs are also responsible for working in partnership with a number of agencies at a local and national level. Download contact details for all PCCs (96kb)

What exactly will PCCs offer and what does the public expect from them? Find out more (599kb). What did the public polls show? Countryside Alliance, Policy Exchange, Centreground 

The elections - what happened


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