Information for PCC candidates
The next Police and Crime Commissioner election will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall (OPCC) plays no part in the election process.
Responsibility for the election in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly rests with the Police Area Returning Officer at Exeter City Council, John Street.
You can contact John Street by:
- Emailing email@example.com
- Phoning 01392 265106
The OPCC is keen to provide as much information as possible to candidates to ensure they have access to a full range of information.
It is important that all candidates are treated equally and provided with the same information. For this reason, the OPCC will publish details of the information provided to any candidate by way of a one-to-one meeting or correspondence between the OPCC and a candidate. A copy of the transparency log will be provided here.
Any candidates wishing to meet with the OPCC or who require information should contact Frances Hughes, Chief Executive of the OPCC in the first instance.
Any candidates wishing to meet with the Force or who require information from the Force should contact Paul Netherton, Deputy Chief Constable
PCC declared candidates briefing day (for officially registered candidates only)
This event will be for confirmed PCC candidates only – i.e. those who have formally lodged their nomination and had it confirmed by the Police Area Returning Officer. Further information will be made available nearer the time.
Information for candidates
PCC candidate briefing pack
The OPCC has worked with the Police Force to produce a short briefing pack intended to provide candidates with information about policing and strategic finance issues relating to Devon and Cornwall Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
The briefing pack will be available from early March 2020.
The following information may be of interest to prospective PCC candidates. This list of information will be updated regularly.
Devon and Cornwall documents
Past annual reports
Association of PCCs (APCC) – PCC candidate briefing
The OPCC is keen to ensure that candidates are treated fairly and equally. In order to ensure transparency, the OPCC is publishing a log of all contact we are aware of that PCC candidates have with the PCC, the OPCC or police Force. This includes a summary of the nature of the information provided in response.
The transparency logs can be found here:
Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner
Devon and Cornwall Police
All information and guidance produced and published on this website has been prepared in accordance with the national guidance from the Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives. The guidance can be read here APACE PCC Election Guidance .
The OPCC will aim to respond as soon as practicably possible to any communications or requests. Candidates are not entitled to confidential or restricted information and Data Protection rules apply in the usual way. No pictures or any other part of this website may be reproduced without express written permission of the Chief Executive of the OPCC.
If there is something missing from this page or you require further information please contact Donna Cassidy, Strategy Policy and Meetings Officer