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PCC Candidate Briefings

Briefing for prospective candidates

Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner Election in May are invited to a  high-level briefing. At the briefing, aspiring candidates will be given information about the roles and responsibilities of the PCC and will be briefed on the current strategic direction of policing and community safety in Cleveland. 

Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Time: 1pm

Location: Cleveland Room 1, Community Safety Hub, 1 Cliffland Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough, TS8 9GL.

While the briefing is optional, interested parties must confirm their attendance by Friday 28th February by emailing pcc@cleveland.pnn.police.uk or contacting 01642 301861.

Another briefing will be held with confirmed candidates on Monday 20 April 2020. Details to follow.


Cleveland OPCC Candidate Briefing Event

Paper copies of this briefing pack were handed out to potential candidates at a presentation on Wednesday, March 4 at the Community Safety hub. It provides potential candidates with information about the role of the PCC, the partnership work within the office and information about Cleveland Police.

Also linked below are the slides from the presentation which was delivered.

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APCC Candidate Briefing

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This briefing note is prepared by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) for candidates and prospective candidates for the May 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections.

It provides candidates with a range of information including the role and responsibilities of a PCC, who can stand in PCC elections, working with the Chief Constable, finance and commissioning, the role of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP) and what PCCs have achieved at a local and national level since the role was created in 2012.

Download the PCC Candidate Briefing









Briefing on Independent Custody Visitors

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The public entrusts police officers with powers to arrest and detain any member of the public suspected of committing a criminal offence.

The ability to deprive someone of their liberty before an offence has been proven as a necessary tool for keeping the public safe and ensuring that the criminal justice process can take its course, but these powers must be carefully balanced with appropriate assurance and oversight.

It is fundamental to our system of policing by consent that the public have confidence that people detained in police custody are treated in a transparent, lawful and ethical way.

Download the guide to PCCs’ duties to run an Independent Custody Visiting Scheme







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