The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.
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.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS
Stephen Baker, the Chief Executive of East Suffolk District Council, has once again been appointed as the Suffolk Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for the PCC election on Thursday, 7 May 2020. 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 are 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.
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Candidate Briefing
Election guidance for police officers, police staff and staff of the OPCC
Sixty-second briefing on Election Guidance for police officers and staff
Guidance for candidates
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR 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 document will be published on here and will continue to be populated until the date of the election.
The Chief Executive and the Chief Constable will be holding a familiarisation event for prospective candidates which is scheduled for the morning of 17 March 2020. Prospective candidates interested in attending should contact the office by email, email@example.com or telephone 01473 782773.
The Chief Constable has produced this candidate briefing document about Suffolk Constabulary.
OTHER USEFUL LINKS:
Facts and figures about the PCC and the Office of the PCC
The role 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
Detail of the Constabulary’s Chief Officer team
The role of the Police & Crime Panel – summary of key functions
The police and crime landscape in Suffolk – performance
Suffolk’s Police and Crime Plan
The OPCC Budget
The Medium-Term Financial Plan
Commissioning services for victims
Collaboration and Partnership working – statutory partners and their responsibilities
7Forces Programme On-Line Briefing
Governance Framework – operational independence and the PCC’s working relationship with the Chief Constable
Suffolk Constabulary website
Force Management Statement This Force Management Statement (FMS) outlines the key issues, threats and gaps in terms of demand and resourcing within Suffolk Constabulary over the next four years. It has had some information redacted to make it fit for publication.
LINKS TO NATIONAL BODIES:
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives
College of Policing
Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)
Independent Office for Police Conduct
National Police Chief Council
Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers’ Society
If you have a question about the election not covered by the information above you can contact the office here.