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About the role of the DPCC

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) notified the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel of his proposed appointment of Mr Stuart Tweedale as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC) under Section 18 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (the Act) on 19 May 2016.  The PCC also provided the Panel with a personal statement. 

In accordance with schedule 1 of the Act, the Panel undertook its Confirmation Hearing in respect of the proposed appointment on 3 June 2016.  Following the Hearing, the Panel wrote to the PCC on 6 June 2016 to inform him of the Panel's recommendation on the appointment. The PCC responded on 8 June 2016, informing the Panel of his decision to appoint Mr Tweedale. 

Declaration of eligibility

The DPCC is required on appointment to sign a declaration confirming that he/she is aware of the provisions of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 and that they are eligible for appointment as DPCC and not subject to any relevant disqualification. 

A copy of DPCC Stuart Tweedale's signed declaration is below.


The salary for the DPCC is £25,615.40 per annum.

Code of conduct

DPCCs are expected to adhere to the Seven Principles of Public Life published by the Nolan Committee. The 'Nolan Principles' have been adopted widely and form the basis of codes of conduct for holders of public office including Ministers, Members of Parliament and elected Members of local authorities.

DPCC Stuart Tweedale has adopted a model Code of Conduct prepared by the Association of Police Authority Chief Executives (APACE) based on the Nolan Principles.

Go to our code of conduct page for more details and for the Deputy Commissioner's written undertaking to observe the code.

Register of disclosable interests

To safeguard the integrity of the DPCC it is essential that any declarations of interest are made publicly available to ensure openness and transparency and to safeguard the DPCC against any potential challenge.

All declarations should be made on election to the post and reviewed annually as a matter of course.  The PCC can update his declarations at any time should his circumstances change.

Notification of gifts and hospitality

The DPCC is required to submit a written notification within 28 days of accepting or declining a gift and/or hospitality. 

Go to our gifts and hospitality page to see full details.


Please note that we may redact information if publication could endanger the safety of any individual or if it is personal information exempt from disclosure under the Data Protection Act 1998.