The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk will take place on Thursday 6 May 2021.

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.

A familiarisation session for prospective candidates was delivered by the Chief Constable, Steve Jupp and Christopher Jackson, Chief Executive of the Office of the PCC on Monday 22 March 2021. A copy of the presentation and questions from this event are available here: Presentation (PDF, 768KB) and Q&As (PDF, 123KB).



Stephen Baker, the Chief Executive of East Suffolk Council, has once again been appointed as the Suffolk Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC election on Thursday, 6 May 2021. 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 who is standing in this area go to choosemypcc.



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 document will continue to be populated until the date of the election.

Link to Q&As asked by candidates   (PDF,123KB)

Guidance for Candidates  (PDF, 122KB)

Guidance for Police Officers and Police Staff    (PDF, 260KB)

60 Second Briefing  (PDF, 260KB).

Constabulary’s PCC Candidate Briefing   (PDF, 16MB)



Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ Election Pack

Collaboration and Partnership working – statutory partners and their responsibilities

Commissioning services for victims

Detail of the Office of the PCC staff  (PDF,92KB)

Facts and figures about the PCC and the Office of the PCC

Governance Framework – operational independence and the PCC’s working relationship with the Chief Constable

National Crime Agency candidate briefing and letter from NCA Director General, Lynne Owens (PDF, 79KB)

Seven Force Strategic Collaboration Programme briefing  (PDF, 360KB)

Suffolk Constabulary website

Suffolk’s Police and Crime Plan

The Constabulary budget 2019/20

The Medium-Term Financial Plan

The OPCC budget

The police and crime landscape in Suffolk – performance

The role of the Chief Constable

The role of the OPCC Chief Executive

The role of the OPCC Chief Finance Officer

The role of the PCC

The role of the Police & Crime Panel – summary of key functions



Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

National Police Chief Council

Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives

Independent Office for Police Conduct

Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers’ Society

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)