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Police and Crime Commissioner Election

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What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective. 

PCCs are there to serve the people, not a political party or any one section of the community. Therefore when they are elected to office, every PCC must declare their commitment to serve every member of the public impartially and with integrity by swearing an oath of impartiality. 


What do Police and Crime Commissioners do?

PCCs hold the police to account for delivering the kind of policing you want to see. 

In summary, they bring a public voice to policing by:

  • engaging with the public and victims of crime to help set police and crime plans;
  • ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and
  • appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the chief constable. 

Find more detailed information about what PCCs do.


2016 Police and Crime Commissioner Election Results

The most recent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election took place on Thursday 5 May 2016. Barry Coppinger was re-elected to the role for a further four years.

Full election results for 2016 were as follows:

The next PCC election is due to take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.


 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner Election Results

Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place on 15 November 2012. Barry Coppinger was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland Police.

The results of the first and second stage counts are below: