PCC Election 2021
Police and Crime Commissioner Election – 6th May 2021
Are you intending to stand 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
An introduction to OPCC Staffing Structures
Transparency Index - Links to statutory information the OPCC must publish
Election 2021 - Have Your Say (Association of Police and Crime Commissioners)
The Home Office has published a series of briefings for PCC Candidates
*To follow when published by Home Office
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).
Police and Crime Plan 2017/21
OPCC Annual Report 2019/20
OPCC Delivery Plan 2020/21
*End of Term Report 2016-21 - Coming soon
If you need any further information that is not provided by this website, please contact the Chief Executive Rachel Cook at email@example.com. 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.
The Police and Crime Landscape
Information on Police performance, the Government Inspectorate (HMICFRS) and the Strategic Policing Requirement.
Information on the roles of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Chief Constable, Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer and The Police and Crime Panel.
How the Commissioner works with other authorities and organisations.
How the Commissioner and Chief Constable work together and seperately.
FINANCE & budGETS
The Commissioner is responsible for budgetary decision making. There is extensive financial information on this website. The Commissioner is supported by a Chief Finance Officer.
key challenges for humberside police
Crime has changed considerably in recent years. What are the challenges for a modern police force?
Links to some of the national bodies in policing and crime the Commissioner works with.
Responses to questions received by candidates and intended candidates