Where can I find out more about the role?
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) have produced a PCC Candidate Briefing Guide. Click here to download a copy.
What is the salary for the Police and Crime Commissioner?
The salary of the Commissioner is £71,400.
Which is the Lead Authority?
One council acts as the lead authority to undertake the nominations of candidates and co-ordination of the results.
For Cleveland, the lead authority is yet to be decided.
Elections are held every four years and in the Cleveland Police force area, the following councils hold elections.
- Hartlepool Borough Council
- Middlesbrough Council
- Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
For each police force area, one council acts as the lead authority to undertake the nominations of candidates and co-ordination of the results.
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected using the supplementary voting system.
Voting is by way of a simple majority system unless there are three or more candidates.
If there are three or more candidates then the Commissioner will be returned under the supplementary vote system.
Under the supplementary vote system, a voter is asked to indicate first and second preferences, if no candidate has 50% of the first preference votes, the two candidates with the highest number of first preference votes go forward to a second round.
In the second round of counting ballots, those indicating a first preference for a candidate that lost the first round are reallocated according to the second preference indicated in the ballot paper.
For further information
Candidates or prospective candidates who would like further information about the duties and responsibilities of the Police and Crime Commissioner and the work of the Commissioner’s office, should contact:
Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer
Candidates are encouraged to visit the website of the Electoral Commission to find out more about:
- Candidate eligibility
- How to stand as a candidate
- Spending and donations