Where can I find out more about the PCC role?
We have information published on our website about the role of the PCC
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has produced a handy briefing guide for candidates in the PCC election:
Website Choose my Police and Crime Commissioner gives the public more information on all candidates in Cleveland.
What is the salary for the Police and Crime Commissioner?
The salary is £71,400.
Who is the lead authority for PCC Elections?
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council acts as the lead authority for PCC elections in Cleveland. It undertakes candidate nominations and co-ordinates election results.
The OPCC is not responsible for the overall conduct and arrangement of the PCC election. This is the responsibility of the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO), as set out in legislation and Electoral Commission guidance.
The PARO for the 2021 PCC Election is Julie Danks, Chief Executive of Stockton Borough Council.
Elections take place every four years. In the Cleveland force area, elections take place in:
- Hartlepool Borough Council
- Middlesbrough Council
- Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
- Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Police and Crime Commissioners are elected using the supplementary voting system.
That means voting is by way of a simple majority system unless there are three or more candidates.
If there are three or more candidates, the Commissioner will be returned under the supplementary vote.
Under this system, a voter is asked to indicate his/her first and second choice of candidate if no candidate has 50% of first choice votes, the two candidates with the highest number of first choice votes go forward to a second round.
In the second round, residents, whose first choice candidate lost in the first round, have their votes re-allocated to their second choice.
For further information
Candidates 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:
Rachelle Kipling – Temporary Assistant Chief Executive
TEL: 01642 301861
Candidates are encouraged to visit the Electoral Commission website to find out more about:
- Candidate eligibility
- How to stand
- Spending and donations