Police and Crime Commissioner’s Roles and Responsibilities
- Represents and obtains the views of local communities;
- Sets policing priorities in the annual Police and Crime Plan
- Holds the Chief Constable to account;
- Sets the force’s budget each year and funds it from Council Tax payments;
- Can appoint and dismiss the Chief Constable;
- Publishes an annual report showing how targets have been met
- Promotes public awareness of police and crime performance;
- Considers working with other services to improve efficiency and effectiveness;
- Ensures value for money;
- Makes sure the Chief Constable fulfils their duties relating to equality, diversity and safeguarding children.
The PCC is responsible for handling the review of less serious misconduct cases against the police.
He can also introduce new procedures for the police to deal with public complaints and has overall responsibility for making sure the force deals with complaints effectively.
- The PCC can collaborate with all three emergency services to improve efficiency or effectiveness and can be represented at the fire and rescue authority.
He is also responsible for a range of commissioned services and grants available for community safety projects.
The PCC is a member of the Cleveland and Durham Local Criminal Justice Partnership, which brings together a number of agencies with responsibility for delivering criminal justice, as well as services for victims and offenders.