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Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

May 2021 PCC Elections

Police and Crime Commissioner and Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner elections are taking place on 6 May.

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections cover police forces in England and Wales, except for the Metropolitan Police Service, Greater Manchester Police, West Yorkshire Police and City of London Police areas. In these areas the PCC functions are exercised by the Mayor of London, the combined authority mayors for Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire, and the Court of the Common Council (part of the City of London Corporation) respectively.

You are able to find out information on the candidates standing for election in your police area on this site and you are also able to download a PDF booklet of the candidate details.

It is no longer possible to order a physical copy of the booklet, however you can still download a PDF or audio version of the booklet using the search function below.

About your vote

You need to be registered to be able to vote.

If you are not registered visit www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or contact your local council.

If you are registered and eligible to vote, you can either vote in person at a polling station, by post, or by proxy (allowing someone you trust to vote on your behalf).

In PCC elections you can vote for a first and second preference of who you want to win.

For more information about your vote and other elections taking place on 6 May visit www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter

About Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are elected by you to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure your police force is effective.

More information about PCCs

About your area

To find local crime, policing and criminal justice information for England and Wales, including street-level crime and outcomes maps and details of your local policing team and beat meetings, go to www.police.uk.