The PCC election is on 2nd May.

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will take place on Thursday, 2 May 2024.

  • Hatley village hall is our polling station – it will be open from 7.00 am to 10.00 pm.

There are three candidates:

  • The Choose my PCC website contains information about each candidate.

The role of Police and Crime Commissioners

PCCs are elected by the public to hold the Chief Constable and the force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

PCCs work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a co-ordinated approach to preventing and reducing crime.

Under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, PCCs must:

  • Secure an efficient and effective police service for their area.
  • Appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them.
  • Set the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan.
  • Set the force budget and determine the precept.
  • Contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary.
  • Bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up.

Information about the role of a Police and Crime Commissioner

These links summarise the roles and responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Guide to PCCs’ duties to run an Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Joint PCC Election Protocol 2024

View the document here.

APACCE PCC Election Guidance 2024.

Page created 26th February 2024; updated 24th April 2024.