Are you considering standing as a candidate in the next PCC election in May 2016?
This page has been set up to help answer any questions you might have and point you towards further information about the role, responsibilities and work of PCCs.
We will be developing this area of the website over the coming months, so please check back regularly for updated content.
PowerPoint and PDF versions of Chief Executive Mark Stokes’ introductory briefing delivered to prospective Conservative PCC candidates in November 2015.
The Chief Executive’s introductory briefing is expanded upon within the Candidates Briefing (April 2016) (PDF, 558.3 KB) (updated from Candidates Briefing (January 2016) (PDF, 216.6 KB) and CandidatesBriefingMarch2016 (PDF, 785.4 KB)) which has been prepared by the OPCCN.
The Chief Executive has also written an Open Letter to PCC Candidates (V2 - amended January 2016) (PDF, 96.4 KB).
The letter extends to PCC candidates the opportunity to meet with members of the OPCCN team, and the following update to the Chief Executive’s introductory briefing forms the basis of the presentation provided to candidates should they choose to take up that offer.Candidate Briefing - Candidate visits to OPCCN (PPT, 834.0 KB) Candidate Briefing - Candidate visits to OPCCN (PDF, 816.9 KB)
We’ve also produced a 60-second video on the role of a PCC which is worth a watch.
And our 5-minute guide to OPCCN (PDF, 1.2 MB) might be of interest.
The following guidance has been issued to PCC office staff, police staff and police officers, setting out the principles to which they must adhere during the election period, including in their engagement with candidates and the incumbent PCC and his deputy.Norfolk OPCC and Force Election Guidance (PDF, 90.2 KB)
Other useful information
The Home Office has also produced a series of briefings for PCC candidates, which can be accessed on the gov.uk website via the links below:
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has produced the following guides for PCC candidates on police finance:Police Finance - Central Government Funding (PDF, 121.6 KB) Police Finance - Grants and Other Sources of Police Income (PDF, 127.7 KB)
Police Finance - Local Corporate Financial Process (PDF, 135.4 KB)
The Restorative Justice Council has published a Guide To Restorative Justice (PDF, 574.2 KB) for PCC candidates.
You can also take a look at this ICVA Briefing for PCC Candidates (PDF, 2.0 MB) produced by the Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) to explain the duty on elected PCCs to provide a custody visiting scheme.
The National Farmers’ Union has also asked that its PCC election manifesto be made available to all candidates.