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Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner

In September 2011 the Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. The Act included legislation that replaced police authorities with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)

The PCC exercises a number of functions under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 that cannot be delegated:

  • Issuing the police and crime plan
  • Determining the policing and crime objectives for the police and crime plan
  • Calculation of the budget requirement for the purpose of issuing the precept
  • Appointing, suspending and calling upon the Chief Constable to retire or resign
  • Attendance at the Police and Crime Panel for specified duties
  • Preparing the annual report

Under the Act, the PCC is required to publish a record of decisions of significant public interest.

Useful links

Police and Crime Plan for Suffolk

The PCC for Suffolk has published his first Police and Crime Plan and Performance Framework, following several months of consultation with the public and stakeholder groups across the county. The Plan sets out the PCC’s Police and Crime objectives for Policing Suffolk and sets out his objectives and how Police resources will be allocated. You can view the full plan and a summary below:

The panel meets a minimum of four times a year. Meeting locations and papers are available on the Suffolk County Council website.

The panel has certain statutory functions, set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011:

  • Reviewing the police and crime plan
  • Reviewing the PCC's annual report
  • Carrying out confirmation hearings for certain senior appointments
  • Carrying out confirmation hearings for the chief constable
  • Investigating complaints about non-criminal behaviour of the PCC

Meetings of the Suffolk Police and Crime Panel 

The panel meets a minimum of four times a year. Meeting locations and papers are available on the Suffolk County Council website.