Police and Crime Commissioner Election - 5 May 2016
In November 2012, the first ever set of Police and Crime Commissioner elections were held across England and Wales.
On 5 May 2016, elections will be held again to elect representatives to the 41 police force areas. This is the Notice of Election (PDF 74.5KB) .
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What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?
Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective. Bedfordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner covers the area of Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council.
What do PCCs do?
PCCs work with the police and other partners to cut crime, give the public a voice at the highest level, and hold forces to account and help restore trust. Your PCC will do this by:
- being directly accountable to the scrutiny of the public
- having the democratic mandate to respond to local people's concerns
- setting local force's policing priorities and force budget
- working with local partners to prevent crime
- holding their Chief Constable to account for the performance of the force
- appointing, and where necessary dismissing, the Chief Constable
PCCs are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community.
Contact your local PCC about:
- how your area is policed
- the police budget
- the amount of Council Tax charged for the police
- the information you get about what the local police are doing
The Chief Executive for Luton Borough Council is the Police Area Returning Officer for this election.
Electoral services: 0300 300 8008