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.


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Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Nick Alston has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Essex.

Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for Essex

This website contains more information about candidates (where provided) and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsibility, and may not reflect the opinions of myself or my council.

As Police Area Returning Officer I am responsible for co-ordinating the election and announcing the result in Essex.

Police and Crime Commissioner elections will be held in Essex on 15 November 2012; the candidates standing at that election, alphabetically by surname, are:

  • ALSTON. Nick (The Conservative Party Candidate)
  • BELGROVE, Linda (Independent)
  • MORRIS-COOK, Val (Labour Party Candidate)
  • SMITH, Andrew (UK Independence Party)
  • THWAITES, Mick (Independent)
  • TILBROOK, Robin (English Democrats - "More Police - Catching Criminals!")

I can be contacted at:

Steve Packham

Civic Centre
Duke Street

01245 606901



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