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 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.
From 15 April, you will be able to find out information on the candidates standing for election in your police area on this site and you will also be able to download a PDF booklet of the candidate details.
If you need a physical copy of the booklet delivered to you, or a version in large print, braille or audio, you can request one from 3pm on 15 April either by returning to this site or calling 0808 196 2170.
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
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.
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.