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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.

Elections for police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are taking place on the 5th May 2016 in England and Wales, but excluding London and Greater Manchester.

For information on candidates standing in your area use the search box below. You may also download a candidate information booklet for printing if you wish.

If you would prefer to receive the booklet by post then please complete an online order form.

Alternatively, you can place your order by telephoning 0800 1070708.

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.

How to vote

If you are registered to vote, 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).

If you are not registered to vote you can apply here.

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

More information on how to vote at the PCC elections and other elections taking place in your area on 5 May.