- Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Elections – 6th May 2021
- Police and Crime Plan
- Fire and Rescue Service
- Information & Transparency
- Victims’ Services – Voice
- Keep Safe Scheme
- Protect Your Home
Every four years residents of Northamptonshire elect a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner to oversee both the County’s Police Force and the Fire & Rescue Service. The next elections is due to take place on the 6th of May 2021.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners (PFCCs) are directly responsible for the maintenance of an efficient and effective Police force and must hold the Chief Constable to account for the exercise of their functions and those under their direction and control. PFCCs also have statutory powers in relation to bringing together community safety and criminal justice partners, to co-operate with the Commission and formulate and implement strategies across the Police area.
In addition to these statutory duties, PFCCs receive all the funding relating to policing and reducing crime and, after consulting the chief constable, will be responsible for how it is spent. PFCCs are also responsible for setting the policing precept for their area.
PFCCs also must issue a Police and Crime Plan and ensure that the views of local people and victims of crime are sought before the precept is set and the Police and Crime Plan is issued. PFCCs are also responsible for appointing the chief constable and remove them from office when necessary (as long as the relevant legal requirements are met).
The Policing Act 2017 introduced opportunities for PCCs to take on responsibility for fire and rescue governance. PFCCs are responsible for:
To learn more about the role and responsibilities of a PFCC, you can visit the Home Office website which has a wide range of information for PFCC candidates. The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners have also published a short video which sets out how local residents can have their say about who their local PFCC is.
The Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner have produced a briefing for candidates which can be viewed here
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