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Roles and Responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of the PCC are outlined within the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Under this act, PCC’s must:

  • Secure an efficient and effective police service for their area
  • Appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them
  • Set the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan
  • Set the force budget and determine the precept
  • Contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary
  • Bring together community safety and criminal justice partners
  • Make sure local priorities are joined up.

More information on the PCC’s roles can be found at: