The role of a Police and Crime Commissioner

There are 41 elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales. 

A PCC has a large number of responsibilities, but ultimately, they are your voice about policing and crime in your area. 

Your PCC manages the police force’s multimillion-pound budget and sets local policing priorities in their Police and Crime Plan. They appoint the Chief Constable and hold them to account for the performance of the force and if necessary, they will dismiss them.

PCCs should be a visible public presence and engage regularly with all communities. They set the force budget and precept - which is the amount of council tax that goes towards your local police force.

Once every four years, PCCs are subject to an election, where the people can have their say on whether or not the PCC may remain in their role.

The Prime Minister has made it his priority to make our streets safer, so that the law abiding majority can live free from fear of crime.

The Conservative Party has promised 20,000 more police officers over the next three years, with 6,000 already on the way. And this Government is rolling out enhanced stop-and-search powers and Taser equipment to officers – to make preventing crime easier.

That's why we need strong Police and Crime Commissioners, who will work with Government to deliver on your local priorities for our police. 

If you want safer streets and for the Government to deliver, sign up below to hear about my policing priorities for Gwent and for updates to my campaign– and together, let’s make our streets safer.