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PCC Election 2021

PCC Elections graphicPolice and Crime Commissioner Election – 6th May 2021

Information for voters - The PCC Election is on Thursday 6th May. Get more information and view a list of candidates in our area, with their campaign statements HERE

Are you standing as a candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in the Humberside Police area?

This web page will help you locate the information you need.

In order for the PCC to be able to successfully undertake their duties they are supported by a small team of staff known as the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). The OPCC is a non-political, impartial organisation.

Is there something missing from this page or further information required? Please contact Rachel Cook, Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer on 01482 220787 or email

The OPCC Chief Executive and the Chief Constable have developed a Joint Protocol in preparation for the election to ensure that candidates and prospective candidates are dealt with in a transparent and equal manner. View it here   

Also available:

An introduction to OPCC Staffing Structures

Transparency Index - Links to statutory information the OPCC must publish 

There is also information available on the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners website 

You can find information on the candidates standing for election in our police area at and you will also be able to download a PDF booklet of the candidate details. 

Election 2021 - Have Your Say (Association of Police and Crime Commissioners)


Government Briefings

The Home Office and the Electoral Commission have published a series of briefings for PCC Candidates

Electoral Commission Guidance for Candidates and their Agents

Government advice on pre-election campaigning and canvassing

The National Crime Agency

Letter to candidates from the Director General

PCC candidate Briefing

The sections below have been prepared by the Office of the PCC for Humberside and give an overview of the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The roles and responsibilities of the PCC come from the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (the Act).  Under the Act, the PCC is required to appoint a Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer – this site describes the roles and responsibilities of these statutory appointments.  Details of the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Constable for Humberside Police and the Police and Crime Panel are also set out in this site.

The respective roles of the PCC, the Police and Crime Panel and the Chief Constable, and how their functions are exercised in relation to each other, are set out in the Policing Protocol Order 2011 which was issued under the Act.  Paragraphs 15 to 18 describe in detail the PCC’s statutory powers and legal duties.

The term of office for the PCC is 4 years (although the first PCC’s were elected in November 2012).  Elections take place in each subsequent fourth year. The 2020 election was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The next election is on 6th May 2021.

Transparency and fairness

It is hoped that the information and links provided on this web-site will provide sufficient information for all prospective candidates.  Our aim is to provide the same information to everyone.

Use of OPCC website

Following discussion and consultation, the OPCC Chief Executive has agreed the following for the use of the OPCC website during the PCC election campaign. 

  • Any potential PCC candidate is free to refer to or link to the OPCC website
  • The OPCC website will continue throughout the election as a source of information
  • The incumbent PCC will not be permitted to use the OPCC website for campaigning. However, as stated above, references/links to the website are permitted as this is already in the public domain and used for legitimate OPCC/PCC activity
  • The election page on the website will be updated and maintained by the OPCC throughout the election process. All requests from candidates for information will be captured and published in a disclosure log with names redacted.

A joint CEO and Chief Constable Election Protocol is published above for further information. Any further questions are to be directed to the the OPCC Chief Executive (details below).

Further information

Police and Crime Plan 2017/21

End of Term Report 2016-21

OPCC Annual Report 2019/20

OPCC Delivery Plan 2021/22

If you need any further information that is not provided by this website, please contact the Chief Executive Rachel Cook at  We will publish all responses on this website in the form of an information request and disclosure log (click here to view), although requests will be anonymised before publication.