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Police & Crime Commissioner Elections 2016

ElectionsThe Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) election takes place on Thursday 5 May 2016 between 07.00 - 22.00.

Current plans suggest that the counting of votes will commence at 11.00am on the morning of Friday 6 May, with the result being announced later that day.


Police Area Returning Officer

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) is the Monitoring Officer from Stockton Borough Council, Mr David Bond. The PARO is responsible for giving notice of the election, managing the election process, as well as the calculation and declaration of the result. PCC candidates must declare their intent to stand for election by 4pm on Thursday 7th April 2016. This declaration must be registered by the PARO, details below:

David Bond
Police Area Returning Officer
Municipal Buildings 
Church Road
TS18 1LD

Email: david.bond@stockton.gov.uk        Telephone: 01642 527060                              

Details of the candidates in the election are published at www.choosemypcc.org.uk


More information can be viewed on Stockton Borough Council's election webpage.


Candidates Information

- Open letter from Chief of Staff to candidates 

The Home Office has published a series of briefings for PCC Candidates:
- Guidance: Candidate briefing 2016: PCC roles and responsibilities
- Guidance: Candidate briefing 2016: national policy and strategy
- Guidance: Candidate briefing 2016: working with others within your force area
- Guidance: Candidate briefing 2016: working beyond your force area 

The Committee on Standards in Public Life is an independent body advising the public sector on standards matters. As part of its work, the Committee has produced a checklist on ethical matters for PCCs which it wishes candidates to consider. The OPCC is making this available to candidates, via this website, along with the covering letter from the Committee Chairman, for candidates’ information. 
- PCC Checklist
- Letter to all PCC Candidates

Letter to Media and Partners

- Letter to the media regarding Purdah period
Letter to partners - PCC Elections 2016 


Election Protocol

This document provides guidance to ensure that all candidates and prospective candidates are dealt with in a transparent and equal manner. The document also provides guidance to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and to Cleveland Police staff and police officers including partner staff.
- Election Protocol 

Election Working Group

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland has set up a working group to ensure that effective planning, preparations and support are in place for the pre and post election phases of the 2016 Cleveland PCC Election.
- Terms of reference and minutes of meetings.

Election Guidance

The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the Association of Policing & Crime Chief Executives (APACE) have both created election guidance for OPCCs.
- APCC Purdah Guidance
- APACE PCC Election Guidance

Information Request Log

Details of requests for information from candidates, as well as responses will be provided on the Information Request Log.
- Information Request Log

Information Links

- Role of the Police and Crime Commissioner
- Role of the Chief Constable
- Role of the Cleveland Police and Crime Panel
- Role of the Joint Cleveland Audit Committee 
- Independent Custody Visitors Association - Briefing for Candidates
- A guide to restorative justice for PCC Candidates

Other Useful Links 

Cleveland Police Website
Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) 
National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) 
Association of Policing & Crime Chief Executive (APACE)



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