In November 2012, the first ever set of Police and Crime Commissioner elections were held across 41 police force areas in England and Wales (excluding London).
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.
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:
PCCs are elected to make sure that local police meet the needs of the community.
Contact your local PCC about:
Police and Crime Commissioner elections take place every 4 years. The next scheduled election should have been held on 7 May 2020. However, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the election has been postponed and will take place on 6 May 2021.
Details of the current Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk can be found on the Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner website.