Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are the voice for the people, someone to lead the fight against crime, and someone to hold to account if they don’t deliver.
Their role is to represent you and your concerns, ensuring the policing needs of your community are met.
PCCs set the direction and the budget for policing. This involves:
Setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing
Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending
Invoking the voice of the public, the vulnerable and victims
Contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats
Ensuring value for money
The Police & Crime Panel
The PCC is challenged and supported by a Police and Crime Panel, comprising 11 representatives of Suffolk’s local authorities and two co-opted members. The Panel has the role of scrutinising the performance of the PCC, and challenge and support the PCC’s activities over a range of policy areas, including the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.