|The elections for the next Police Crime and Victims’ Commissioner for County Durham and Darlington will take place on Thursday 6th May 2021.
PCVC’s are elected every four years and the election gives the public a say on policing and crime in your area.
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Why should you should vote?
What will the Police, Crime and Victims’ Commissioner do for you?
- Elected to represent your views on policing locally and directly accountable to you, the public.
- Commissions dedicated local victim support services, which you can access to help you cope and recover, if you become a victim of crime.
- Funds crime prevention services to address issues such as drugs and alcohol misuse, youth crime and antisocial behaviour to keep your communities safe.
- After consulting local people, publishes a Police & Crime Plan to identify local priorities and how they meet them.
- Works with National and local policing and Criminal Justice partners to reduce crime and help make communities safer.
- Works with local authorities, health & education services, plus the voluntary sector and local businesses to create joined up response to local problems.
- Sets the Police budget, decides how much you pay towards policing from your council tax, to add to the funding from central government and decides how that combined money is spent.
- Appoints the Chief Constable who runs the operational side of policing in your force area.
- Holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering an effective and efficient police service.
- Some Crime Commissioners are also responsible for their local Fire & Rescue Services.