Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The PCC election will take place in May 2021, following a one year postponement due to Covid-19.
This page contains a list of the key dates for the 2021 PCC Election. Full details about the logistics of the election can be accessed through the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO).
Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) candidate briefings
Individuals interested in becoming a candidate for the PCC Election in May can attend briefings and access useful documents about the roles and responsibilities of the PCC.
Information requests during the election
Candidates can request information from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to assist them. To ensure all candidates have access to the same information, all information disclosed (including under Freedom of Information) will be recorded here.
Election working group
The 2021 PCC Election Working Group has been established to ensure that effective planning, preparations and support are in place and that these processes are lawful, fair and fully compliant with legislation.
Frequently asked questions about the PCC election process. This page will be regularly updated with questions received by the OPCC during the pre-election period.