Police and crime commissioners

This series brings together all documents relating to police and crime commissioners.

Resources about police and crime commissioners (PCCs), including information for newly elected PCCs and PCC candidates on nominations, voting and police and crime panels.

PCC elections 2016

Elections for PCCs are taking place on 5 May 2016 in England and Wales, but not in London and Greater Manchester.

Information on candidates standing in your area is available on

PCC elections 2016

These documents set out the role and responsibilities of PCCs.

Background and strategy

Background information on the role of the police and crime commissioners, why they were introduced and how they operate.

PCC elections 2012

These documents are from the PCC elections in 2012.

Guidance for police and crime commissioners

Useful resources on government strategies and guidelines on external communications.

Guidance on police and crime panels

Reports and updates

Freedom of Information releases

Published 9 September 2013
Last updated 30 May 2019 + show all updates
  1. Protocols for engagement at national and local levels published.

  2. 2016 PCC candidate briefings added.

  3. Police innovation fund bidding form and assessment criteria

  4. First published.