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Have you got what it takes?

Thinking of standing as a PCC? Part one of a comprehensive briefing pack is now available.

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Thinking of standing as a PCC? Part one of a comprehensive briefing pack is now available to assist you plan and prepare for standing for election to be a PCC in your force area, and also to assist the public to understand what the role of a PCC is and why it is such an important office.

The Prime Minister has recently said that the being a Police and Crime Commissioner is a ‘big job for a big local figure’. Do you have what it takes to:

  • play a leading role in how crime is tackled in your area?
  • bring the voice of the people into policing and bring the community together to tackle crime?
  • hold the Chief Constable and police force to account for cutting crime?

To help prospective candidates answer these questions, we have worked with a range of government departments and associations to develop a briefing pack.

Candidate briefing pack

The briefing pack is designed to simply communicate the range of responsibilities and interactions that the role of PCC will have to fulfil in elected office.

The first part of this briefing pack is now available and three other parts will be published in the coming weeks.

Visit our new candidate briefing section to find out about the role and responsibilities of a PCC including:

  • an explanation of the legal duties of a PCC

  • the relationship between a PCC and the role of the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Panels
  • an overview of some of the key documents governing the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner within each force area.

More information for candidates.

Published 30 April 2012