The functions PCCs must carry out by law are largely governed by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act (2011), the Police Act (1996 and 2011 amendment), and other legislation. Your PCC’s responsibilities include:
Setting objectives for tackling crime and disorder in Norfolk through a Police and Crime Plan.Read more
Ensuring Norfolk has an efficient and effective police force. Your PCC hires (and, if necessary, fires) the Chief Constable and holds him/her to account for running the force. He also sets Norfolk’s policing priorities and monitors performance against those priorities.Read more
Setting the budget for policing the county and determining how much you contribute through your Council Tax. Your PCC also scrutinises how the police use their budget to meet Norfolk’s policing priorities.Read more
Bringing together Norfolk’s community safety and criminal justice partners to make sure local priorities are joined up.Read more
Commissioning services which contribute to the objectives within the Police and Crime Plan.Read more
Providing support services for victims and witnesses of crime.Read more
Getting communities involved in keeping Norfolk safe and being the voice of the people when it comes to policing and criminal justice in Norfolk.Read more
41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were elected across England and Wales on the 15 November 2012. When the elected PCCs took office on the 22 November 2012 they became responsible for a combined budget of £8 billion.
PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area. Their role is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account, effectively making them answerable to the communities they serve.