Anyone interested in becoming a candidate in 2021 can come to an election briefing.
Previous candidate briefings
Confirmed candidates attended a virtual briefing on Monday 12 April 2021. Notes and presentation from this meeting are published below.
Prospective PCC candidates attended a virtual briefing on Friday 12 March 2021. Notes from this meeting are published below.
Briefing documents for PCC candidates
The following documents were prepared by the OPCC and given to candidates at the briefing sessions:
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Candidate Briefing
The APCC Candidate Briefing is for candidates and prospective candidates in the May 2021 elections.
It gives them information on the PCC’s role and responsibilities. It also explains who can stand, working with the Chief Constable, finance and commissioning and the role of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP.)
In addition, it shows what PCCs have achieved since the role was created in 2012 in England and Wales.
Briefing on Independent Custody Visitors
The public trusts the police to arrest and detain people, who are suspected of a crime.
Depriving someone of their liberty before proven guilty of an offence is seen as necessary to keep the public safe and make sure justice is done.
However, these powers must be balanced with appropriate checks and measures.
As a result, the public must have confidence that detainees are treated in an open, lawful and ethical way. This is fundamental to the system of policing by consent in England and Wales.
The briefing is available on the Independent Custody Visitors Association website
Download the ICVA Candidate Briefing for 2021.
Further information for candidates
For further information, contact:
Rachelle Kipling – Temporary Assistant Chief Executive
Tel: 01642 301861
We encourage candidates to visit the Electoral Commission website to find out more about:
- Candidate eligibility
- How to stand
- Spending and donations