Background Information

Police and Crime Commissioners

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 abolished police authorities in England and Wales in favour of directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).  41 elections took place on 15 November 2012.  

What are Police and Crime Commissioners?

You can find out more about what PCCs are and how they will work in the section of this site called PCC Powers and Responsibilities.

Why did the government introduce PCCs?

Below is a Home Office video from 2012 featuring then Policing Minister Damian Green explaining the role and rationale for the introduction of PCCs.


Further information