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Our role

The role of a Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to be the voice of the people in policing, and to hold the Chief Constable to account for how he/she exercises their functions. The aim of all PCCs is to ensure the delivery of an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

In this section you can find information about the role of the PCC and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner including:  

About the Police and Crime Commissioner

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The role of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Our role to create and deliver a Police and Crime Plan

Our role to commission services

Our role to scrutinise the police

Our role to consider police performance

Our role to process complaints against the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner

Our role in helping to deliver police misconduct panels