Do you want more of a say about how your area is policed? Do you feel victims of crime need more of a say or that more needs to done to tackle antisocial behaviour on your street?
These are the important issues that police and crime commissioners will take up on your behalf.
Police and crime commissioners' role
Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust. More about the role of the PCC.
PCCs will make and influence key decisions that will impact on how your local area looks and feels - from CCTV, street lighting and graffiti to tackling gangs and drug-dealing.
Their job is to listen to the public and then respond to their needs, bringing more of a public voice to policing and giving the public a name and a face to complain to if they aren't satisfied.
The first elections of police and crime commissioners took place on 15 November 2012. Find out about the elections, voting and where elections took place.
- The first PCC elections took place on 15 November 2012
- Elected PCCs will take office on 22 November
Latest news, speeches and updates
New TV adverts launched
Public awareness campaign about the PCC elections has launched.
Published 8 October 2012
PCC bulletin 12th edition
This is the latest in a series of regular updates to keep you informed about developments for the introduction of PCCs in November 2012.
Published 1 October 2012
Voice of victims
PCCs will consult with victims of crime to commission support services.
Published 6 September 2012
PCC - a big job for a big local figure
The Prime Minister calls for candidates.
Published 23 May 2012
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- Videos about PCCs on YouTube
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