The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk will take place on Thursday 5 May 2016.
This area of our website contains detail of the forthcoming election and information which may be useful to prospective candidates. This page will be updated with relevant information as it becomes available.
The Chief Executive of the OPCC and the Chief Constable will stage a familiarisation session in the new year. All known candidates will be invited to attend.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS
Stephen Baker, the Chief Executive of Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, has once again been appointed as the Suffolk Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC election on Thursday, 5 May 2016. He will have overall responsibility for co-ordinating and running the election across the whole of the county, although local Returning Officers at District/Borough level will have responsibility for overseeing arrangements in their areas.
Detail of the election process and the prospective candidates will be available on the PARO website: www.suffolkparo.org.uk.
More information on elections can be found at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Information on voting is available from the Electoral Commission
For information on candidates in this area go to choosemypcc – information will be available from around 13th April.
Q&As FROM CANDIDATES
In the interests of openness and transparency the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) will publish all questions and requests for information made by prospective candidates in anonymised form. The Q&A will continue to be populated up until the date of the election. Click here to link to Q&A
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Facts and figures about the PCC and the Office of the PCC
The role of the OPCC Chief Executive
The role of OPCC Chief Finance Officer
Detail of the Office of the PCC staff
The role of the Chief Constable
The role of the Police & Crime Panel – summary of key functions
The police and crime landscape – performance
Suffolk’s Police and Crime Plan
The OPCC Budget
Collaboration and Partnership working – statutory partners and their responsibilities
Governance Framework – operational independence and the PCC’s working relationship with the Chief Constable
ICVA Election Briefing: Independent Custody Visiting Association information
Suffolk Constabulary website
LINKS TO NATIONAL BODIES:
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners: APCC
National Police Chief Council: NPCC
Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives: APACE
Independent Police Complaints Commission: IPCC
Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers’ Society: PACCTS
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary: HMIC